Question: What should the goal of art and the artist be in our time?

Sri Chinmoy: The goal of art and the goal of the artist in our time should be to serve God devotedly, soulfully and unconditionally. As a seeker prays and meditates in order to achieve the highest and manifest the highest on earth, even so an artist, a seeker-artist, must pray to the Absolute Supreme to grant him the capacity to realise the highest through art and to manifest the highest through art, for realisation and manifestation are the only things that a true seeker needs, nothing else.