Beyonce’s apeshit video is lovely in unto itself.
We see her creating a comparative to existing great works of the caucasian kind.
In the big picture, these types of videos just create a baseline of what is great. And with her video she has indicated what is great and what you must live up to. And apparently greatness amounts to paintings created by Western painters. And so a measure of greatness is if you can dance in front of/vies/chide paintings created by Western creators.
Ir is sad – that this is our measure of greatness.
This does not help to expose all of the amazing artists in the non-wetern realm – or even make people aware aware that they exist.
This kind of prose just leads people to fight against one another. A better way is to expose arts from different cultures and let us inspire. We are not in a campetition, there is more than enough for all of us.
We can all create and do beautiful thingns for the world – we don’t need to stand near a picture of someone who created something great. We can create something great ourselves and share it.
Creating something is like having the magic of life in your own hands.
Forget these people that lead us astray … let’s create beautiful things …
You can make something amazing from your own mind – share it.
Let us all be creators, not consumers of other people’s ideas.
Image courtesy of Robert Baker who you can find on Unsplash.