>>>can of worms Luke :) …. “Works of art seem more able to be unequivocally good than persons can be.”
Hi Luke ... was reading an article by Svetlana Mintsheva in the ‘Guardian’ a couple of weeks ago, (‘Caravaggio killed a man. Should we therefore censor his art?’), suggests that 'Individuals, must face the consequences of their behavior. But if the art they have made transcends the squalor of their misdeeds – and so it must since it has been so meaningful to so many – it should remain accessible.’
My 'can of worms remark' ... just thinking aloud along the lines of life gets lived, mistakes get made, regret becomes commonplace, you pick yourself up, life goes on … maybe good art can be the work of a moment (sustained moment?), maybe the notion of good in a person is better qualified by words such as ‘on the occasions I do good.... ’ ( etc)?