Art and beauty, the everlasting question

If all life on planet Earth were destroyed by some calamity, but a painting like Mona Lisa were left intact, would it still be art? Did burning the books, in the dark ages of the Nazis and of communists, destroy the literary works? If you say no, he he he, laughing knowingly, why don’t we just burn Mona Lisa, since the work of art would not be destroyed this way?

Why are pipes sometimes called work of art – only because someone calling herself an artist put them up in an exhibition? This and a few other questions are part of my video today.

Read more and watch the video here:



About Simona Petrescu

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and studied English literature and linguistics. I taught English as a Foreign Language for over 18 years and specialised in professional communication and in Cambridge English exams. In 2011 I won the British Council / Macmillan Elton Prize for Innovative Writing with a course material pack of English for Human Resources. I have been living in Germany since 2008, where I am now dedicating most of my time to writing, both Professional English course materials and fiction. My interests lie in the area of language, communication strategies, learning psychology, but also literature, music and travel.
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