Is It Even Possible to Seperate Art From the Artist?

By Abir Pothi

The Aesthetic Disconnect

A fundamental argument in favour of separating art from the artist rests on the belief that the intrinsic value of a work of art exists independently of the creator’s life.,

Ethical Considerations

Conversely, proponents of not separating the art from the artist emphasize the ethical implications of endorsing art that might indirectly condone reprehensible behaviour.

The Severity Spectrum

The degree of separation can vary based on the gravity of the artist’s actions. In some instances, artists may engage in unrelated acts that do not directly intersect with their creative output.