Most of you I presume are at least familair with some type of art. You've seen the Mona Lisa, you know who painted the Sistine Chapel, and possibly some of you are artist. I know one person besides me on this forum is only because he's my brother :) The question I have is more for non-artist. Of course artists ideas are welcome as well but please tell if you are one....no need to say you are not. Questions: Until the uprise of entertainment as the driving force behind culture, art had always driven culture. Spoken to it, guided it in someways, reflected it to others in other ways. Now movies and entertainers do this. Is it possible for art to reclaim this position, or is it just stuck in a limbo where people pretend it is just as important as it was 100 years ago. Do non artists actually buy the "box on a stick" as art, or do they realize the real talent when they see it? Has art lost its place in society as the driver, and only follows entertainment now? Could you live happily without art, not the crap you buy at home depot to decorate your homes or the crap hanging on museum walls today, but the real art created by real people? Most important question for me: What do yu want to see in art that you do not see today? What would make you say, "I have to have that"?