Not a thing except where that fantasy asserts itself as a model that anyone should actually aspire to. It's kind of like the "guitarist vs. guitarist" fantasy world that no pro actually lives in.What's wrong with art-fans having a fantasy world?
Me too. But it is a gross misunderstanding to think that is what the artist wants in most cases, nor is it necessarily more honorable than any other. Worst of all, if it is any good, the audience inevitable grows.I see nothing wrong with art that appeals only to a very small 'in the know' audience. It's just one more flavor in the rich smorgasbord any thriving culture needs.
We're going to disagree there. "Transgressive art" has utterly exhausted itself dashing about smearing poo, flailing at symbols and stuffing things up its bum, trying to find some rube to shock, while melody, harmony, counterpoint & rhythm are about the only place left to go for the rebellious.History is currently telling us otherwise
Who was talking about calculated outrage?