CS Lewis On Art Podcast: Live At CS Lewis Centre Segment 2 of 3
Filmmaker Sidney Pollack was asked recently about the steady deterioration of the aesthetic and intelligence of American film. What he said is illuminating: "Are American films bad? A lot of them surely are, and so are a lot of everybody else's, the way most anything produced is bad"breakfast cereals, music, most chairs, architecture, mail-order shirts. There probably hasn't been a really beautiful rake since the Shakers stopped making farm implements!" In the visual arts, the abandonment of an artistic sensibility rooted in the good, the true and the beautiful led art critic Brian Sewell to say of the avant-garde gallery scene of the twentieth century's last decade, "If this is art, I know no word that fits the work of Michelangelo and Titian. In the breadth of application of Christian thought to all of life. CS Lewis made observations about faith and art. What would CS Lewis do?
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