I wonder what you think about the world of art? Indeed, I wonder whether this is an area of life that you give much consideration at all. There is a feeling, which seems to be felt by many people, that art is something that is only for particular people.
More correctly, it’s frequently suggested that art is only for a particular type of person. You may imagine that others would need to recognise you as being cultured, before you would be allowed to buy an original painting and hang it within the confines of your own home. Although this is an interesting impression, I wonder whether it’s really true.
In some senses, it can make this seem like something of an exclusive club. If we believe that such items are out of our reach, then it can be argued that this only adds to their value. The reality may be different to the impression that’s being created, but that doesn’t matter so much.
Once you start looking a little more closely at some of the issues that are involved, you begin to…