Roger Scruton on Beauty and Desecration

August 10, 2017

I post this especially for younger artists (in film, the drama, music) who are friends of mine. You’ll know who you are.
My hope is that my contemporaries will also find this talk as valuable as I do. I agree with it premises and its conclusions: they echo mine, being, in fact, foundational ideas in my life.
I’ll tease you to listen with this quote from the talk: “What is the point of drawing the second mustache on the Mona Lisa?” I hope you’ll be patient with it and not click away after 30 seconds, such is our habit now online. I suspect you will see it all differently after you’ve listened.

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Wyntner Woody