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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

At 2/4/13 11:56 PM, DelRio1991 wrote: It's kinda weird, I'll give it that, but there are bigger things from modern art to rage about.
At least, this took some effort, some people just do practically nothing and call it art, like the guy who shat and pissed on a crucifix.
Andy Worhol did some pretty stuff.

*Andy Warhol did some pretty lame stuff

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:02 AM

At 2/4/13 11:57 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: you MTV era kids

oh my god

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:03 AM

You do understand why this piece of art in particular is so important and revolutionary to the world of art, right ? OP is judging but without proper knowledge of art. And I'm not talking master degree in art history here, just... basic knowledge. There is a strong critic of rationality in a lot of modern art, so looking for easy aesthetics, obvious message or anything that you MTV era kids look for when looking at a painting or a picture, is just retarded.

If a baseball player is playing exceptionally poorly, even someone who has never played baseball in their live can tell that it's terrible.
Not all modern art is bad, true, but there are many pieces which are much to be desired. As someone who spends a lot of time drawing and creating, it pains me to just a blot of ink on a canvas selling for thousands of dollars, when the newest issue of Deadpool took more effort to do.

Also, it's kind of a weak argument to say that someone cannot judge something because they are young or from a certain 'era'. OP has a valid point.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:03 AM

At 2/5/13 12:02 AM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 2/4/13 11:57 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: you MTV era kids
oh my god

I was not talking to "you", but rather to people like the original poster. There is a lot to abstract art, and obviously, some people are stuck up with the idea that art has to be beautiful, and really just beautiful in a 1st degree kind of way.

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:05 AM

At 2/5/13 12:03 AM, HeavenDuff wrote:
At 2/5/13 12:02 AM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 2/4/13 11:57 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: you MTV era kids
oh my god
I was not talking to "you", but rather to people like the original poster. There is a lot to abstract art, and obviously, some people are stuck up with the idea that art has to be beautiful, and really just beautiful in a 1st degree kind of way.

Yes and I'm sure that someone who sits and plays call of duty all day has more of a say as to what art is than someone who has actually ventured into a museum?


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:09 AM

At 2/5/13 12:03 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: If a baseball player is playing exceptionally poorly, even someone who has never played baseball in their live can tell that it's terrible.
Not all modern art is bad, true, but there are many pieces which are much to be desired. As someone who spends a lot of time drawing and creating, it pains me to just a blot of ink on a canvas selling for thousands of dollars, when the newest issue of Deadpool took more effort to do.

Baseball is technical, while art doesn't have to be. A lot of art theorist have debated over this, as well as artists. Very often in modern art will you find that the concept, the idea if you will, matters most than the actual physical skills involved in the realization of the painting or whatever the piece of art is.

Time is also irrelevant. A good idea doesn't have to be thought out for ages. Jackson Pollock's art was fast, dynamic and emotional. He couldn't work on a painting for months for his arts was about being spontaneous and filling the canvas with his emotions.

This is in no way taking anything from other art work that takes more time to realize.


Also, it's kind of a weak argument to say that someone cannot judge something because they are young or from a certain 'era'. OP has a valid point.

No he doesn't. And I didn't mean to say this was a matter of ages, but rather that some people just like to put very little reflection on things before criticizing. And that individuals can be formed to be very limited in their capabilities to understand a piece of art that is so simple it becomes complex.

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:11 AM

At 2/5/13 12:05 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: Yes and I'm sure that someone who sits and plays call of duty all day has more of a say as to what art is than someone who has actually ventured into a museum?

Are you very poorly suggesting that I play videogames all the time and that I don't visit museums ? Wow... I sure hope you aren't, otherwise you suck!

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:17 AM

At 2/5/13 12:11 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: Are you very poorly suggesting that I play videogames all the time and that I don't visit museums ? Wow... I sure hope you aren't, otherwise you suck!

You don't like modern art

That doesn't mean that it's not art


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:27 AM

Baseball is technical, while art doesn't have to be. A lot of art theorist have debated over this, as well as artists. Very often in modern art will you find that the concept, the idea if you will, matters most than the actual physical skills involved in the realization of the painting or whatever the piece of art is.

If art is not technical, at all, then why are there entire book series devoted to teach people how to draw?
Yes, Jackson Pollok's work is fantastic, but I doubt you can say the same about Diane Moore's "Circle Design".

Time is also irrelevant. A good idea doesn't have to be thought out for ages. Jackson Pollock's art was fast, dynamic and emotional. He couldn't work on a painting for months for his arts was about being spontaneous and filling the canvas with his emotions.

I'm talking about something deeper than time, I'm talking about putting in a certain amount of effort, sure the picture OP showed may have actually taken some thought to do, but really, how about this?

Do you think this took a lot of technical skill to do?

Are you saying we should praise this?

If this is art to you, then a child's book of basic shapes must amaze and astound you.

OH WOW, LOOK, A CIRCLE!!!


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:30 AM

At 2/5/13 12:17 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/5/13 12:11 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: Are you very poorly suggesting that I play videogames all the time and that I don't visit museums ? Wow... I sure hope you aren't, otherwise you suck!
You don't like modern art

That doesn't mean that it's not art

I like modern ART. Not simple shapes selling for thousands of dollars.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:35 AM

At 2/5/13 12:30 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: I like modern ART. Not simple shapes selling for thousands of dollars.

Art is subjective. Who are you to say that a few shapes arranged in random patterns isn't art? What kind of authority do you have to say what's art and what's not art?


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:38 AM

At 2/5/13 12:17 AM, Xenomit wrote: You don't like modern art

I have no clue how you came to that conclusion.

At 2/5/13 12:27 AM, DelRio1991 wrote:
Baseball is technical, while art doesn't have to be. A lot of art theorist have debated over this, as well as artists. Very often in modern art will you find that the concept, the idea if you will, matters most than the actual physical skills involved in the realization of the painting or whatever the piece of art is.
If art is not technical, at all, then why are there entire book series devoted to teach people how to draw?
Yes, Jackson Pollok's work is fantastic, but I doubt you can say the same about Diane Moore's "Circle Design".

I never said it was not technical at all. I said it doesn't necesseraly have to be. Yes, there are actual painting and drawing techniques. Judging an entire piece of art solely on the technical skills is wrong, though. Also, judging on a quick look that soemthing lacks technical skills is a common mistake people make when looking at abstract art. Diane Moore's Circle Design isn't a piece of art I would love though. Very geometric art like this, I find to rational, too cold and emotionless for my tastes. I wouldn't judge that it's bad too fast though.

Time is also irrelevant. A good idea doesn't have to be thought out for ages. Jackson Pollock's art was fast, dynamic and emotional. He couldn't work on a painting for months for his arts was about being spontaneous and filling the canvas with his emotions.
I'm talking about something deeper than time, I'm talking about putting in a certain amount of effort, sure the picture OP showed may have actually taken some thought to do, but really, how about this?

You did use time factor to critize, though.

Do you think this took a lot of technical skill to do?

Most likely not.

Are you saying we should praise this?

Not a piece of art I particularly like. Can you tell me more about who made it and what was the goal of the said piece of art ?

If this is art to you, then a child's book of basic shapes must amaze and astound you.

I actually like how kids express themselves without thinking too much about it or without the actual technical skills needed to realize a Picasso. It's raw production until they are thought to make circles, triangles, etc. It surely doesn't amaze me though.

OH WOW, LOOK, A CIRCLE!!!

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:38 AM

At 2/5/13 12:38 AM, HeavenDuff wrote:
At 2/5/13 12:17 AM, Xenomit wrote: You don't like modern art
I have no clue how you came to that conclusion.

"Modern art isn't art"


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:41 AM

At 2/5/13 12:35 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/5/13 12:30 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: I like modern ART. Not simple shapes selling for thousands of dollars.
Art is subjective. Who are you to say that a few shapes arranged in random patterns isn't art? What kind of authority do you have to say what's art and what's not art?

It's not about authority. However, a lot of art theorists and art historicians would firmly disagree with you there. There are ways to analyze, judge and criticize art that are very legitimate. Plus, you are presenting your point as an objective view on art. Which is kind of funny. You think that it is objective that art is subjective. Ironical if you ask me.

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:42 AM

At 2/5/13 12:35 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/5/13 12:30 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: I like modern ART. Not simple shapes selling for thousands of dollars.
Art is subjective. Who are you to say that a few shapes arranged in random patterns isn't art? What kind of authority do you have to say what's art and what's not art?

I'm not claiming authority, I'm saying that it's hard to call a bunch of randomly placed circles art when compared to something that actually takes skill?

That's like saying that I can fart into a microphone and call it music because it's subjective.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:46 AM

At 2/5/13 12:38 AM, Xenomit wrote: "Modern art isn't art"

I never said that.

At 2/5/13 12:42 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: I'm not claiming authority, I'm saying that it's hard to call a bunch of randomly placed circles art when compared to something that actually takes skill?

Well now you are comparing something that is figurative to something that isn't. Kind of hard to do if you ask me.

That's like saying that I can fart into a microphone and call it music because it's subjective.

Simplistic way to present it, but kind of true. Art isn't just about technical skills, but you need to have skills.

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:47 AM

At 2/5/13 12:42 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: That's like saying that I can fart into a microphone and call it music because it's subjective.

If the farts replicate actual notes, and are played out in a rhythmic sequence, then yes, it can be called music.

Terrible music, but music nonetheless.

At 2/5/13 12:41 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: There are ways to analyze, judge and criticize art that are very legitimate.

And it disgusts me that there are people who believe they can say for a fact what's good art and what's bad art.

Yes, obviously there is pretty shitty art in the world, but it's not because it's factually terrible, it's just because it doesn't fit with what you consider to be good art.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:49 AM

At 2/5/13 12:47 AM, Xenomit wrote: And it disgusts me that there are people who believe they can say for a fact what's good art and what's bad art.

Yes, obviously there is pretty shitty art in the world, but it's not because it's factually terrible, it's just because it doesn't fit with what you consider to be good art.

And what would make a piece of art revolutionary then ?

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:54 AM

At 2/5/13 12:49 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: And what would make a piece of art revolutionary then ?

Anything that unveils a new artistic technique.

But I don't expect any piece of art to be revolutionary, just pleasing to my senses. If shapes please my senses, then I consider that good. That's an opinion. Someone els might look at a bunch of shapes and say it looks terrible and displeasing, that is also an opinion.

When it comes to art, there is no real way to say what is and isn't art.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 01:00 AM

Debating whether or not something is "art" is a waste of fucking time. Just... don't bother.

Hating Modern Art isn't a new stance, either, even at the time of pop art's conception there was quite a vocal outcry that it looked dumb and classical art looked way better. Just that, after the media stopped telling everyone that pop/modern art was good and whatever, everyone reverted back to preferring aesthetics in their art.

Nothing wrong with that, and in fact brings up a solid question; how do you measure modern art if not in aesthetics?

You can cry that art is subjective, but it really isn't. We measure more traditional art using a consensus on what looks good, apply that to existing pieces. We change those ideals over time as public opinion shifts. 250 years ago anime wouldn't be considered as looking good, but now it does. Which is the purpose of traditional art. The purpose of modern art to be interpreted. Make you think, and wonder.

Does it achieve that? No. People actively hate it for looking dumb. They don't see the throes of communism and the death of self in a consumerist environment, they see a bunch of shapes someone crapped on a canvas. It fails from the outset. By its own goals it is shitty art.

If you want to interpret abstract shapes, go look at some clouds. Point out how one kind of looks like a boot. The layman doesn't like modern art for a good reason.

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If the farts replicate actual notes, and are played out in a rhythmic sequence, then yes, it can be called music.
And it disgusts me that there are people who believe they can say for a fact what's good art and what's bad art.
Yes, obviously there is pretty shitty art in the world, but it's not because it's factually terrible, it's just because it doesn't fit with what you consider to be good art.

OH OKAY, SO THAT MEANS THAT I CAN JUST TAKE MY OWN SHIT AND SMEAR IT ON A CANVAS!!!!!
IT'S ART BECAUSE I SAY IT'S ART, NOT BECAUSE IT TOOK ANY EFFORT
NOOOOOOALL I HAVE TO DO IS SAY IT'S ART
WITH THAT LINE OF LOGIC, I THINK THAT I'LL CALL BANANAS TRAFFIC CONES FROM NOW ON!
NOW THAT I CALLEDIT A TRAFFIC CONE, THAT MAKES IT A TRAFFIC CONE!!!
NOT BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY IS A TRAFFIC CONE, BUT BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!!

THAT'S JUST GREAT!


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 01:04 AM

If you want to interpret abstract shapes, go look at some clouds. Point out how one kind of looks like a boot. The layman doesn't like modern art for a good reason.

I like interpreting abstract shapes, it's what makes visiting the museum fun, but, really, do we excuse someone just putting a circle in the middle of a white space art?

Art has to be created, not just lazily applied together.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 01:05 AM

At 2/5/13 01:00 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: OH OKAY, SO THAT MEANS THAT I CAN JUST TAKE MY OWN SHIT AND SMEAR IT ON A CANVAS!!!!!
IT'S ART BECAUSE I SAY IT'S ART, NOT BECAUSE IT TOOK ANY EFFORT
NOOOOOOALL I HAVE TO DO IS SAY IT'S ART
WITH THAT LINE OF LOGIC, I THINK THAT I'LL CALL BANANAS TRAFFIC CONES FROM NOW ON!
NOW THAT I CALLEDIT A TRAFFIC CONE, THAT MAKES IT A TRAFFIC CONE!!!
NOT BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY IS A TRAFFIC CONE, BUT BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!!

That is probably the worst fucking analogy I've ever seen in my entire life

Your analogy is so terrible, I think it just gave me testicular cancer


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That is probably the worst fucking analogy I've ever seen in my entire life

Your analogy is so terrible, I think it just gave me testicular cancer

Good, then maybe you'll expire and then we'll have less shit in our museums and more pieces that take effort.

The defense of art being subjective makes sense up to an extent but you really look foolish by saying that I can just do whatever and call it art or music.

Saying that a bunch of haphazard circles on a piece of paper is art because you said so means that anyone can call anything whatever they want because they said so.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 01:10 AM

At 2/5/13 12:54 AM, Xenomit wrote: Anything that unveils a new artistic technique.

But I don't expect any piece of art to be revolutionary, just pleasing to my senses. If shapes please my senses, then I consider that good. That's an opinion. Someone els might look at a bunch of shapes and say it looks terrible and displeasing, that is also an opinion.

When it comes to art, there is no real way to say what is and isn't art.

You do understand that your belief that art is subjective is subjective in itself. You aren't defending a neutral position here. This is an ideology. And ideology you will need much more arguments to defend, since I firmly disagree with you. Art isn't anything and everything just because someone claimed so.

At 2/5/13 01:04 AM, DelRio1991 wrote:
If you want to interpret abstract shapes, go look at some clouds. Point out how one kind of looks like a boot. The layman doesn't like modern art for a good reason.
I like interpreting abstract shapes, it's what makes visiting the museum fun, but, really, do we excuse someone just putting a circle in the middle of a white space art?

Art has to be created, not just lazily applied together.

I agree.

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At 2/5/13 01:04 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: I like interpreting abstract shapes, it's what makes visiting the museum fun, but, really, do we excuse someone just putting a circle in the middle of a white space art?

You obviously thought it was too simplistic to interpret meaningfully.

Therefore it failed in its goal and you don't consider it good. And if everyone (using that loosely) thought it kind of sucked, then it's bad art.

Time spent doesn't factor into the equation. You are not obligated to like something just because the artist spent 4000 hours on it, just as you are not obligated to dislike something because they spent 4 minutes on it. You don't owe anyone shit.

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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 01:13 AM

Holy shit some of you are retarded when it comes to art

First of all, you can't compare art to music. Music has actual structure, and rules to follow by. Art doesn't, which is why you can't say that something isn't art.

Ugh. I had a massive amount to say, but it's just not worth it, because none of you are gonna give a shit either way, you're still just gonna hold on dearly to your stupid belief.

At 2/5/13 01:08 AM, DelRio1991 wrote: Good, then maybe you'll expire and then we'll have less shit in our museums and more pieces that take effort.

I don't like modern art. I don't like it one tiny bit. But it's still art.

The defense of art being subjective makes sense up to an extent but you really look foolish by saying that I can just do whatever and call it art or music.

Like I said, music has rules to follow, art doesn't. I can literally cut myself, rub the wound all over a canvas, and it would be art. It required no effort (other than the will power to cut myself and bleed that much before bandaging the wound) and I spent about 10 minutes on it, but it's still art. I could glue googly eyes onto a rock and call it art, and it would be art. The entire purpose behind art is to please our sense of sight, and if someone whips something up with the intent of pleasing someone's sense of sight, then it's art.

Which is why it's subjectivity is limitless, because the human imagination is (pretty much) limitless.

Saying that a bunch of haphazard circles on a piece of paper is art because you said so means that anyone can call anything whatever they want because they said so.

If it's purpose is to please the eyes, then yes, it is art. You might not like it and it might not please your eyes, but it's still art.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 01:13 AM

At 2/5/13 01:11 AM, Lintire wrote: Therefore it failed in its goal and you don't consider it good. And if everyone (using that loosely) thought it kind of sucked, then it's bad art.

Meaning art would be broken down to a kind of metaphysical democratic opinion ?

Time spent doesn't factor into the equation. You are not obligated to like something just because the artist spent 4000 hours on it, just as you are not obligated to dislike something because they spent 4 minutes on it. You don't owe anyone shit.

This, I firmly agree with.

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At 2/5/13 12:47 AM, Xenomit wrote: Yes, obviously there is pretty shitty art in the world, but it's not because it's factually terrible, it's just because it doesn't fit with what you consider to be good art.

No, I think some art can essentially be considered objectively shitty if there's a clear consensus that A: it fails to cross the low threshold for basic competence in its chosen medium (though there are a few interesting counterexamples of works that transcend this more or less by accident, like The Room), and/or B: it's a purely calculated and cynical commercial product with no evidence of any artistic aims whatsoever (like the Transformers movies or a Thomas Kinkade painting).

Though maybe you wouldn't count that kind of thing as "art" in the first place.


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Response to Crappy "Modern Art" Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 01:18 AM

At 2/5/13 01:16 AM, Dr-Worm wrote: and/or B: it's a purely calculated and cynical commercial product with no evidence of any artistic aims whatsoever (like the Transformers movies or a Thomas Kinkade painting).

I particularly like that part.

Though maybe you wouldn't count that kind of thing as "art" in the first place.

According to all his previous posts... "it's art because someone said so".