CVG - The debate about whether games are, or are not, art has always struck me as deeply stupid, for the following two reasons.
Movies are art... Some of them... Music is art... Some of it... Art is art... Some of it... Games have all of the above in them, they just film CG models rather then over paid people. So yeah, games are art. They tell stories, compose music, and have teams of artist making them come to life... Some of them...
The Flowers of Roger Mapplethorpe begs to differ.... Lmao whoever watches AVGN will understand this lol
This is good... isn't it?
Everything is art as soon as you proclaim it is. Watch a documentary called Exit through the gift shop and you'll see. The whole "that's not art because it differs from what we call art" is just pretentious douchebaggery.
Every single videogame ever made is art, just like every single movie or story, or song ever written is art too. You ever draw a stick figure? Thats art, yuo are a regular picasso. no one has overhyped you drawing to the point of being wanted tho. Its still art. If jackson pollok or whater is considered an artist then so am I, because Ive used spin art and done finger paintings. art is nothing more than expressing yourself in a medium that can be shared with others, it doesnt have to be good, liked or popular to be art. All videogames are made by artists of various types and all are art. If you get enough duchy hipsters to like your crappy art then it can be considered a work of art and some moron will pay tons of money for crap. These morons like to pretend like there is some standard to determine what is and isnt art, any expression that is transfered to a medium is art, these people just want to tell you what is and isnt good so that they can make us think we need deuchy hipsters to make art for us. Reality is that anyone can make art and noone has to say it is good or that it is art for it to be art.
"Art can never be games" .... Head explodes Then how the heck did the game get its visual and audial aesthetics? I can see the interface and even code that holds it all to gether as art (when it's really polished). Much like an automobile. People don't seem to have issues calling a Dream Car a work of art or masterpiece. Interactive media has more artstic effort than a single canvas or sculpture. It just depends weather or not YOU appreciate it. The art goes in the art comes out. Let's cut this flipping debate already.
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