Do you agree?
Art should be made for the sake of art. If I'm perceiving this correctly, basically, art should be made for the reason of making art. Art should be appreciated because it is art. It shouldn't be made because it conveys a specific message, it should be made just to have the pleasure of making art.
Or do you think art should always have a specific message or emotion it conveys to the onlooker? Art should be made for a specific reason. It shouldn't be a mindless thing.
I guess I've been struggling lately with these two opposites. It seems to me that "ars gratia artis" is more about what the artist experiences while art with a specific message is more about what the artist wants the audience to experience.
Do you think there's a "right" one? Or should there be a balance of both?