(161) Posted by Uri Avner [Monday, May 6, 2013 00:32]; edited by Uri Avner [13-05-06]
I presume we consider chess problems and studies to belong to the Art family (or does it need a "democratic poll" too?...).
If so, we better remind ourselves that one of the main characteristics of "art" is non-conformism and the rebellious attitude toward the establishment, i.e. it fights any “majority”.
"Democracy" has a very dubious status in Art. At best, its importance lies in the counter reaction it provokes.