In “Art and Civilization”, John Dewey says “the first stirrings of dissatisfaction and the first intimations of a better future are always found in works of art.” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
But art, wherein man speaks in no wise to man,
Only to mankind– art may tell a truth
Obliquely, do the deed shall breed the thought
What is the significance and/or meaning of this quote? Why might Dewey have chosen to conclude this way?
Given Richard L. Anderson’s various examples, such as the Navajo and Yoruba peoples, do you agree with his assertion that “art is an absolute necessity”? Why or why not?