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Hell  ·  3795 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: QUIZ: Can You Tell The Difference Between Modern Art And Paintings By Toddlers?  ·  

The thing I don't like about this, as was also vocalized in the comments, is that they frame these paintings as "Modern art", in which in reality these are a only a subsection of Abstract Expressionism which embodies the ideological framework for returning to the deeply native, unrestricted forms of expression. So what you get is artwork akin to artwork done by a toddler, and that was on purpose.

As well, this only accomplishes to only further develop the public's ignorance on contemporary art by giving it a blanket description of "Modern Art". Thus, it may stipulate confirmation bias to those who reject "Modern art" (when they are really referring to specific types of Contemporary art) and it may prevent them from supporting the arts, seeking out the arts, cutting funding, or making statements such as "My kid could paint that."

veen  ·  3794 days ago  ·  link  ·  

After I got the first 4 wrong, it became quite clear how biased this was framed. The photos who made the painting look good were toddler art framed in a good light and the poorly photographed snippets of art were 'modern' art. Nobody's learning anything from this article except that Buzzfeed sells itself out for pageviews by misusing sterotypes. Shame on them.

user-inactivated  ·  3794 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh hey, I forgot ignoring domains was an option. Done.

veen  ·  3794 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I didn't know it was an option! With titles like '19 Things Only A History Major Will Understand' and '32 Perks Of Living In Michigan Despite The Economy', I don't think I'll miss much.