All art is Advertising…

… is too contentious, but I welcome the chance to look more broadly at the influence of commercial interests, “brands” and political agendas on cultural development. This short parody of an award entry for the Sistine Chapel by the Catholic Church is an apt reminder of how so much architecture, art, music and the “public good” have been part of a broader political agenda into persuading the masses of a particular perspective on what is worthwhile, and what is not.

I like this broader discussion that is stimulated here:

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