PoV: Roger Scruton: Art: The Real Thing: 19 Dec 14

A Point of View show

Summary: In the last of his three talks on art, philosopher Roger Scruton looks at the real thing, as opposed to cliche or kitsch. We must ignore the vast quantities of art produced as commodities to be sold, unlike symphonies or novels that cannot be owned the way a painting or sculpture can be. Real art has to have lasting appeal, he argues, and for that it needs three things: beauty, form and redemption. It takes immense hard work and attention to detail, but then it can give meaning to our modern lives, and show love in the midst of doubt and desolation. Producer: Arlene Gregorius