Many people today, both artists and laymen, believe that art is essentially aristocratic. Some artists admit readily that their work is not for the "masses." The "masses," on the other hand, often regard art as something strange and dull, reserved for eccentrics who live in an imaginative half-world of their own. Usually the artists who boast that their work is for the upper two percent will also add that "the common man" is incapable of appreciating "real art." This gives rise to the question of what "real art" is.
"Democracy Of Art,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 15
, Article 26.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol15/iss4/26