There was an article in the Wall Street Journal last weekend about the art the Obamas are hanging in the White House. This was a topic for discussion on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC today. People were caring about the color or sexual orientation of the artists? Huh? Please, just hang good art.
There is no color, no material, no form, no plant, no song, etc. which is out of bounds to the creative mind. Taste is not defined by the materials one uses, but by the harmony they do or do not bring forth. What role, if any, does function play in taste?
It is hard to talk about taste without sounding aloof at the least and downright snide at the worst. My intent is to get people thinking about taste and to remind them (and me) that you should always keep an open mind about everything. Taste is contextual and you can learn from that.