I think art connects us, and art is never “just” art. The emotional resonance comes from our shared humanity. Suffering isn’t really comparable. We can have a deep, visceral reaction to the loss of art and still be capable of grieving human tragedy, too. I do see your point, however. I know vegans who prize animal life more than the humans they condemn for their diet; I don’t think that’s a balanced point-of-view, but I can’t control how other people choose to view the world. I can only offer the perspective that art has value, and we don’t have to choose between art and humanity. We can value both and grieve for both when they’re lost.