At 2/5/08 09:11 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote:
Jackson Pollock was incredible. His paintings create complex mathematical fractals that other artists have failed to do. He really labored over his paintings and wasn't just splashing paint as it appears.
There's no fractals in his drip droops.
I spent two years in a modern art program in college, with all the shebang: visit to New York museum, visit to tons of galleries, art history classes, abstract painting, photography, drawing, scuplture, video etc. and I can assert without the shadow of a doubt that "modern" art, i.e. 20th century stuff is absolutely nothing special no matter how many hippies have written complex idiot books about it.
Books which I have read and was bored shitless during.
The only thing the 20th century brought to the art world is an elevated sense of bullshitting that is only surpassed by shamans and lawyers.
That being said, there was a dude who made a "sculpture" with balls he stole from various stores. Awesome. Some were huge, like 2 feet in diameter.