What is art for?

In Ch. 27 of the text Humanistic Tradition Volume 2,, we meet the romantics, artists set apart from society and reflective of personal creativity and self- expression. In Ch. 30, we meet the realists, those artists who argue that art should be reflective of real life and the “unidealized assessment of everyday life” (Fiero, 279).
Post a response in 275-375 words to the following questions, providing specific examples to support your answers:
What role do you think artists should play in society?
Is this role different today from the roles played in the 19th century? If so, how?

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