OPTION 2: ART, ILLUSION, AND REALITY

 

Read this excerpt  from Book X of Plato’s Republic about art and imitation.  http://www.howtodrawjourney.com/what-is-art.html 

Describe how this conversation between Socrates and Glaucon relates to the Allegory of the Cave? Given the information about reality, illusion and the arts from both sources, what do you think Plato’s position on the arts is? Do you agree or disagree? Why? 

Now, provide an example from one of the arts that you think could be used to illustrate Plato’s position on the arts and explain how it does.