Both, the observer and the artist are part of nature. Where does that leave the piece of art?
“Use what talent you possess: the woods would be silent if no birds sang except those that sang best”. Henry Van Dyke.
Images and words are nothing but representations of reality and not reality itself. Those signposts may not be pointing in the right direction, so be vigilant.
Yes, most movies seek to entertain. Then there is Cinema, thankfully.
“Architecture is the mother of all arts…. (it) connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible” – Richard Meier