The Alchemy of Art Podcast

62 Truth vs. Beauty?

November 29, 2018

Do you create art to show the big ugly truths of human existence or to glorify the beautiful?  On today's episode we discuss whether truth is more or less important than beauty in art pulling from the thoughts of art philosophers John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde as well as Aesop, Perrault and the Grimm Brothers.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary painter, art teacher, author and public speaker. Find out more at Take Hirschten's new online classes on