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“I know that your ice cream is the best in the world,” I sighed. “But I don’t like pistachio ice
The author just won a free best ice cream in the world, which accquired all the good properties: best ingredients without any artificial additives, the cow raised in luxury dairy farms and being treat well… but he still don’t want it, because he doesn’t like pistachio flavour ice cream which led to a significant problem, how do we determine whether a piece of art works are good or not?
Like many of the half-truths adults tell us, this one contradicts other things they tell
us. After dinning into you that taste is merely a matter of personal preference, they
take you to the museum and tell you that you should pay attention because
Leonardo is a great artist.
I think that the taste of food are not the same case, when it comes to the “taste of art”, in this example, the adult told also that the taste of food are merely a personal preference, of course it can be very subjective,because it’s a physical sensation so you can make the decisions rightaway, just like that ice cream cases above .
But the “taste” of art could be hard to define, because it does not have any acutual feeling or sensation, you have to manipulate that abstract art works in your mind and come out with an idea, which might not be very convinsable, if I’m trying to introduce a flavour to someone, he/she can understand that taste very well even they dont, they still can try that taste, and get the direct physical feedbacks. But if your trying to tell someone about the judgement toward a piece of art works, they would probably confused and have nothing to do with the abstact concept. That’s why people would creat some sort of “art expert”(authority) in order to solve the problem.
In conclusion we can’t determine whether a piece of art works are good or not.