Decline is the decline or the beginning of ruin . It's about a deterioration and impairment process through which the terms or the state of something or someone start to worsen . For example: "The decline of the singer began after the trial for the alleged drug trafficking", "We have to do something to stop the decline of this house", “Slave children are the reflection of the decline of society”.
The notion of decay can be applied to people or to objects . The concept, in turn, may mention a physical (material) characteristic or an abstract (symbolic, spiritual) issue.
The usual thing is to associate the decay of a human being with his physical deterioration or to the loss of success : "He was always a strong man, until poorly cured pneumonia gave way to decay", "This is a team in decline, with figures over thirty who are already in the last stage of their careers".
Regarding things, the decline usually refers to neglect or to material damage due to the passage of time . The lack of paint on the facade of a house, a window with cracked glass or a car with problems in its sheet are typical symptoms of decay material.
The sociology talk about decay to refer to a societal collapse . This is the phase in which a civilization or a culture They experience a decline that leads to the extinction of certain characteristics: "The decline of the Rapanui was caused by tribal conflicts".
The decay of art
Broadly speaking, many say that, as a species, we are going through a cultural decline, which can be seen in different areas. This is evident especially in the world of art, which has undergone numerous radical changes in recent decades that have put its essence at risk, contaminating it more and more with market models and sales expectations. Both literature and film and music have been affected by a phenomenon that tends to package and schematize works of art.
The term product It is often used to refer to an artist or one of his works in a derogatory tone, pointing out his lack of spontaneity; To say that a song is a product is the same as describing it as a plan carefully designed with the objective of making money and achieving fame, without making use of any artistic ability and without resorting to inspiration, but merely relying on technical tools, both musicals like commercial.
Is this decline real or a misunderstanding of the inevitable evolution of art in general? To answer this question, it is necessary to take into account that there are currently dissemination and publication media that have been available to artists for a few years and have revolutionized the way in which they can make their work known; Perhaps in the relationship that veterans of the art world have established with these new platforms, less effective than that of many young Internet users, is one of the causes of the change.
Similarly, given that several of the traditional paths to achieve fame have lost their validity, it is likely that the current world does not know who should succeed the great artists of the generation previous.
How many of the icons of the literature of the last century dealt with all issues concerning the publication of his books? How many musicians organized every detail of their tours and the distribution of their albums? Not many, since those tasks corresponded to various people who they worked actively to keep their careers afloat. What would happen if the latter took advantage of their ease in dealing with the market and tried their luck with their own creations? It is likely that we already know the answer, that we see it in the bookstores, in the billboards of the cinemas and that we hear it on the radio every morning.