"Artists often avoid the saccharin sentimentality of the pretty, but what results is frequently a fear of beauty. There is virtue in beauty. It has the power to transcend the mire of the world in which we live and reflect what is beyond." ~ Rondall Reynoso
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?
I agree, beauty should be celebrated. Maybe people (artists) do fear portraying beauty because of a fear of being seen to be sentimental. That's a shame really. There is beauty in all sorts of things and not merely the conventionally "pretty" - in fact there is a world of difference between "the saccharin sentimentality of the pretty" and true beauty.
Well that's my 2 cents worth anyway!