The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays - Study Guide The Myth of Sisyphus: Absurd Creation Summary & Analysis

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Art is the great joy for the absurd man, because it keeps him focused on the absurdity of the world and is a kind of tribute to the absurd world which he constantly confronts. Since he rejects any attempt to explain or understand the world, the absurd artistic creation becomes a matter of simply reliving and describing experience. Consistent with absurd principles, the absurd man does not think he is creating anything meaningful by producing art, nor does he particularly prize his work. Rather, creating art is simply a way of living out his absurd existence.

The goal of absurd art is to illustrate the principles of absurdity through the description of experience. Some forms of art lend themselves to this very well. For example, painting can very easily be a purely descriptive art form...

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