« on: February 22, 2017, 11:22:35 AM »
Do painters practice the art of seeing? No. They practice the art of painting. Art is a clearly defined thing and it doesn't include listening.
The term art can be used in the figurative sense. Now, if they called the movie "The Figurative Art of Listening", then I would have no problem with it.
I will listen to the soundtrack of the movie by Christopher Willits who currently has less than a handful of sales at Bandcamp.
Yeah, "art" is not really a well defined thing. When you see the term "art" in a more original sense, as skill or ability (ancient Greek techne), then things make more sense. The art of spear fishing, or of cycling. It is a skill, and can be improved on with practice. Clearly seeing is an important skill to painters, and to poets, and many other fields.