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True Art
There is an attitude shown in some works that some art doesn't make a lot of sense and should be mocked as pretentious and elitist. It is spoken of ironically as 'True Art,' implying that it is neither true nor art.

Naturally, the characters doing the mocking are portrayed as Philistines by the artistic characters...if the artistic characters are allowed to say anything at all, that is. Philistines are not notably fair about such things.

Some categories of things which may be too subtle for these Philistines:

See also Its Popular, so It Sucks (aka True Art Is Not Popular); Public Medium Ignorance; No True Scotsman; and Unacceptable Targets.


The Treachery of ImagesArt TropesTrue Art Is Ancient
Small Reference PoolsPublic Medium IgnoranceTrue Art Is Ancient
This Is Your Premise on DrugsAudience ReactionsTrue Art Is Ancient

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