Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ranking the arts

The lowest forms of art are collage, haiku, and pornography. The highest forms of art are film and pure mathematics.

6 comments:

dr. tokalon said...

huh?!

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

This post belongs in the same genre as Michael Berube's "Arbitrary but fun judgments"

Mona Buonanotte said...

If I write a haiku about porn and collages, does that raise the level of artfulness, or just plummet it into the bowels of art?

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

Ooh, it pushes you way down. It will probably be fun. I collage made out of pornography and haiku would also be good.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Thanks Rob, you're the inspiration for Poetry Friday this week!

Julian E said...

An attempt at a porno-collage haiku:

Lascivious girls
glued artlessly to cardboard
sublime tawdriness.