Anime is not art?Long time no news post, however something has grabbed my attention as of late.Anime is not art? by chirumu
Something i believe is worth writing about. Someone boldly stated to me: 'Anime is not Art fool!' and i replied, slightly irritated, 'Anime is art! if its not, tell me what is!'
And then there was some heated debate which I wont go into details with. But it did get me thinking:
a) Why dont people consider anime art?
b) Can anime really be considered a legitimate art form?
I guess to understand this we'll need a little context. Get out your history books kiddos!
When i think manga i think cartoons, however its origins go much further back then that (800 years!), and began as drawings in temples. The pictures can be considered forerunners of modern day manga because of their hard edged, often exaggerated contour. In the 1600's this new style of drawing began to be replicated on wooden blocks, and by the 1700's books began to be developed.
The solution begins with youAfter thinking day alter day about my stay here, in DeviantArt, Ive realized there are some general problems affecting not only me, but a great part of the community. Im not talking about technical problems, Im talking about social problems. Behaviours that make us feel uncomfortable with other fellow-deviants, and make them feel uncomfortable with us. Situations created by us, that shall be solved by us. No one of us can change others mind, but we can improve our community individually, being better deviants, and also, better people.The solution begins with you by Atramina
Im not here to tell you HOW to be a good deviant, neither a good person. Cause I cannot. Im not a psychologist or guru and wont pretend to act as one. Im here to share conclusions Ive obtained from my personal experiences, and other deviants. Youre free to consider them valuable or useless. The only thing I can guarantee is theyre based on real facts.
Here you have some