Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the concept of art for art’s sake. This is a half-page worksheet with a three-sentence reading and three comprehension questions. In its brevity, this document does a fine job of introducing the concept of art for its own sake–that art needs no economic, political, or social justification.
If nothing else, students will now know what ars gratia artis means when Leo the Lion roars at the beginning of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) films.
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