Do you need to agree with an artist’s life style or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it?
If I love art it does not have anything to do with the artist’s lifestyle or politics. Art appreciation and the artist’s lifestyle and his political affiliation, are two different things.
I have art work of a variety of artists, I collected them because they are beautiful and makes the wall they are hung on attractive.
I think arts education should be encouraged in elementary and secondary schools. It has a twofold role. I gives students some literacy and some level of technical skills and provides them with some understanding and interest , which can make them consider studying it in higher education.
Peoples lives are inspired by the arts, they listen to music, read fiction, watch TV dramas. It is believed the well-being and happiness of people will be higher where art is given a prominent role.
Arts has been in existence since the earliest humans, some of it can be seen in Egyptian art:
The early Egyptians wrote their letters using art.
Students who gain mastery in an art may discover their life’s work or their life’s passion .