Prasadachitta wrote:polarbuddha101 wrote:or a layperson, being an artist is perfectly acceptable (unless the art encourages greed, hatred, and delusion) to make a living
According to your interpretation any kind of art would encourage greed.
Prasadachittapolarbuddha101 wrote:The pleasure of art is dependent upon passion.
I was thinking about that too. Of course, the passion that arises when looking at a beautiful painting of a tree is much more subtle than the rather unwholesome passion that would likely arise when watching Full Metal Jacket or Inglorious Bastards. Anyway, I suppose it's a matter of degree but in the end a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni, or anyone who wants to become an arahant for that matter, is supposed to relinquish all passion for sights and this would include any passion or desire to look at beautiful paintings, be they of trees or otherwise.