A: We see the perception of the various cycles as very influential on the type of art accepted. However, the roles, too, can influence the acceptance. Most older cycles accept most works of art as the artist’s perception, even if they do not care for the interpretation or interpretative style. Those in the 4th cycle will seek art that “touches” them, that speaks from essence. The 3rd cycles usually appreciate the value of the art more than the work itself. 2nd cycles seek to understand, but will only accept those art types and styles that are acceptable to the society in which they dwell. 1st cycles have little understanding of the world at large, so spend little or no time trying to understand the nuances of same, such as art.
Warrior’s tend toward those artists and works that depict motion and courage and boldness. Kings also seek the bold and dignified. These can be depicted through color, style, subject matter, tone, words, or any number of means.
Those of the role of priest tend to find those artworks of a subtle, understated, yet making some type of “statement” the most appealing. Those of the server role tend to like those artworks that please others. For they wish to make others comfortable and/or happy. Scholars find those works that provoke thought, contemplation, discussion or intrigue the most pleasing. For they use the art as a means to study or introduce a topic for study or discussion. A sage seeks those artworks that create controversy, for through that do they also gain notoriety and the spotlight. Artisans seek art that creates a mood or statement. For them the art says everything, no interpretation or discussion is necessary.
We speak of the non-participatory or static arts, such as paintings, sculptures, poetry, photography, and prose. Of dance and theatre and music will you find that 1st cycles will again, for the majority, avoid this type of “entertainment”. For they find it not understandable nor pleasing. Many 1st cycles, however, will listen to recordings of music and may often be virtuosos of some instrument, but they dislike training and performing unless the audience is family or friends. 2nd cycles will approve and attend any and all performances that are approved by their society. 3rd cycles go where they will be seen and observed by those of import in their “world”. 4th cycles will tend towards those performances that bring out the emotionalism in them, and 5th cycles will usually “attend” performances in their homes of any type that appeals to them at that time on that day.
Again, the roles also, will influence the type of play, opera, symphony, etc. that is preferred. A warrior will, again, tend more for those that bring out the “warrior” in them, whether it be the fierce family protectiveness, or the challenge of righting an injustice, or of a battle. Kings will seek those of a sweeping, grand, impressive nature. The priest will seek those performances that persuade people to a particular perspective, and servers, again, will seek those types of performances that are light and comforting to all. The sage will seek those entertainments in which they can also participate, for again, they love to be in the spot light. The artisan seeks those entertainments that let them create, at least inside, ideas, dramas, or atmospheres. The scholar still will seek those that “make” them think, or contemplate. For they love to expand on ideas.
(See also Does Music Transcend Planes?)
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