Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by R J Parkinson, Jan 3, 2009.
They say that writing is the first art.
I say painting, then cooking, then writing.
First, you must define the word first in your question.
First ~ Chronologically.
First ~ In importance.
First ~ To be considered.
Chronologically, writing would be one of the last arts for man to have invented.
Why is writing considered the first art?
What about embroidery, carpet-weaving or jewellery-making? They are among the earliest arts.
Wouldn't it be something more basic, such as the first conscious act a child does of self-expression? It could be figuring out a way to get a toy from someone else by behaving a certain way. Just my rambling thoughts here.
I guess it's order of importance...
the first 'writing' WAS painting [stories told in pictograph/cave art], so i guess those two arts are tied for 'first'...
cooking isn't considered one of the arts, though it approaches an 'art form' at times...
'the arts' are considered to be music; art [includes painting, drawing, sculpture]; writing...
arts: studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
If studying cookery does not intend to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills, I will eat my own feet.
With a nice mushroom sauce and a bottle of Bourdeaux.
Cooking can certainly be an art. Just look at the way they present the food in gourmet restaurants.
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