posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 09:34 AM
a reply to: ColeYounger
1. Art is subjective and completely in the eye of the beholder. What you consider "real art" has no bearing on what others consider "real art", and
2. So you've never dealt with a troll before? Their whole "job" is to provoke negative reactions out of people. Why is it so unbelievable that this
person is intentionally making overly simplified stuff that can both inspire some people in a positive way while inspiring others in a negative way?
ETA: Wouldn't that potential double meaning make his art even more artistic? I probably sound like I'm being combative for no reason, but this is
actually an entirely legit aspect of art. People intentionally
interpret and overthink art in order to figure out the artist's true intentions,
ulterior motives, inside jokes, etc. Strictly taking a piece of art at its surface is kind of regarded as "noobish", whether that art is a painting, a
sculpture, a poem, a play, or a song that seems intended for a corny TV show meant for kid. Otherwise, you can go into an art gallery, glance at
everything for a few seconds, and then walk out. It's the speculation and attempts to figure out it's deeper, "true" meanings that give the work of
art its meaning in the first place.
For example, the Mona Lisa is kind of "meh" if you only glimpse at the image itself. It's the backstory; surface its painted on; history of thefts and
attempted thefts; reputation of its painter & mystery of who was painted; the subject's proud demeanor mixed with the commoner's lack of jewelry &
"high class accessories" as if the commoner was defiantly smirking at the high class norms of the aristocratic norms of her times; etc that make it so
tantalizing. It's all of those extra and completely irrelevant speculations and observations that elevate a piece of art into "real art".
edit on 30-4-2018 by enlightenedservant because: (no reason given)