Modern Art

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in awhile, I’ve been awfully busy with the holidays and whatnot. So, my post today will be a little short (and somewhat lazy, I’ll admit). But I think it’s also important to discuss. 

I can’t speak for everyone, but for me, I’ve never really liked “modern art”. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are a few pieces of art that I’ve seen that I do like. If only for certain design aspects. Also creating things like the ever popular melted crayon art, or collages, or splattering paint on a canvas can be a lot of fun to do at home or with your kids.
But, what really gets under my skin is when stuff like that is displayed in a gallery and people pay–literally–thousands of dollars for it. Even more so when art critics practically worship the stuff.

You could argue that it’s what the artist “feels” and that’s how they express themselves, which I understand, and that’s fine. Or if they’re just having fun or playing with certain designs. But not when it’s praised and held to the same high-quality standards as something like the Sistine Chapel, or Monet’s work. When literally anyone could make it themselves. It seems a little insulting to me. Especially when I’ve seen incredible artwork come out of high school art classes.

I don’t know, maybe I just don’t fit into the art crowd or I’m just not smart enough to understand. Maybe I’ll never have an art gallery of my own. Nevertheless, I’m not going to hold any splattered painting I make above something that took me hours or days to complete. But that’s just me.


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