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Good Money = Good Art?
During times of inflation, when the value of money decreases over time, it gets harder to convince people to work because they're being paid something worth less tomorrow than today. So, if they don't have a short-term reason to get money, such as paying off debts or consuming, they'd prefer to work for a different form of money.
But what other currencies are out there? In the past, they used gold, and now we can use Bitcoin. But since Bitcoin is so new, the art is too. First, I will use gold as an example.
Michelangelo was paid in florins (with gold content in them) to carve the Statue of David and help lead the beautiful painting work in the interior of the Vatican. If you've ever been inside the Vatican or to any church made around that time in Italy, you will see real art's impact on you. It's impossible to put in words; you need to see it.
The pope convinced Michelangelo to do all this work because Michelangelo valued gold. But would he value pieces of 'paper' to do this? No.
Now, there is a huge art movement in the Bitcoin community. Because artists will gladly get paid in Bitcoin, they know the money value goes up over time, not down like fiat (paper money).
Note: artists who love to create and have enough money to sustain themselves still create amazing art, no matter which currency is in circulation. The point of this article is to drive home the idea that there is less art because there are fewer people in this world who love to create and be themselves all day. More people think about getting paid all day. And sometimes amazing artists like money too, more than just for survival.
Crypto Graffiti is an amazing Bitcoin activist artist who spreads Bitcoin awareness through art.
Lucho Poletti makes great stuff too.
Here is a really cool Bitcoin art piece by Fractal Encrypt.