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yotta  ·  2197 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm Sick Of Pretending: I Don't "Get" Art | VICE

I often think that there just isn't that much to get. Perhaps this is the "problem" with contemporary art: that it is taken too seriously. Not that it isn't meaningful or important.

Hillris  ·  2164 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think a lot of it has to do with the context of the period, and general attitude of society on the whole, and how the attitude of art shifts (eg. impressionism to photorealism)

thenewgreen  ·  2196 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My thoughts on art: I know what I like and I don't always know why I like it. I'll not pretend otherwise though. If everyone is raving about this or that it doesn't really matter to me. It will either elicit a response from me or it won't. Sometimes I dislike something so much that it garners my resect and I would say that this is also "good" art but just not something I'd hang on the wall. But it comes down to subjectivity. It's not a contest and anyone that thinks otherwise is a tool.

khaaan  ·  2196 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There isnt its just a way to try and express a view a feeling an emotion or a way to look at things you should take art at its face value. Art can have real skill and craft some art is a pun or a meme its a scale as long as you remember its like anything else good music bad music. What makes Art different is that asthetics are not always required to transfer the message or meaning.

The reason some Art sells for rediculous amounts of money is because of good old economics supply and demand make things more expensive than they need to be.

Art it is what it is or what it is to you as Art generaly is a consideration of the self as the point of view.

I see Art as an atemt to recreate the patern that fromed in the artists mind at the moment of experience. It's the biraze ability of humans being able to store information (experiences) outside of the brain.

Or its just a pretty picture and there is nothing wrong with only seaing beauty in Art in fact id say anyone who does is lucky.

yotta  ·  2196 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like the idea of using art to store experience outside the brain.

I think one of the best things about music, as opposed to visual art, is that people are much more likely to approach it at face value. There is still a lot of music that is regarded as bad, or talent-less (easy example: "rap is just talking over a beat"). But I find that people are willing to accept that listening music is worthwhile insofar it produces a reaction in yourself that you find desirable.

This contrast may come from the fact that most of us, myself included, are more familiar with being "moved" by music than by visual art. Almost everyone understands the urge to dance.

khaaan  ·  2195 days ago  ·  link  ·  

music is more accesible music tends to directly interface with emotions + there isnt the whole pretentious art scene surrounding it. you could say it's art for the comman man.

flagamuffin  ·  2196 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wonder why Piss Christ always comes to mind...

kleinbl00  ·  2196 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Because it was the focus of a full-court-press congressional furor over the NEA.

Bet you didn't know Mapplethorpe mostly photographed orchids, did you?

flagamuffin  ·  2196 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Must say Helms didn't come off too well in that article.