posted on Mar, 4 2004 @ 07:50 PM
DeeVee, why do you say lefties? In Britain art has become the reserve of rich kids who see it as their divine right to enter acting, arts or some
other art form because they perceive themselves as 'artistic' solely because their lifestyle leaves them no other avenue to achieve any self worth.
They’re more likely to be right wing than anything, just because daddy says so, but that’s beside the point. I think it's equally spread on both
The great irony of modern art is that those that call themselves critics are too scared to denounce anything. Art criticism has become such a clique
that anyone who defers from the norm is shunned. The top dogs in the art critic world make the opinion on the art, the rest follow for fear of looking
'out of touch' or becoming 'blasé'. If the right person says it is art, then it is.
Apart from that, if enough people say anything is art, then it is. That seems to be the tenet of modern art. It’s a symptom of an art form under
constant pressure to ever create something better, like music. When it becomes populated with people unable to do so, when it becomes a money making
enterprise, like music, the best (The best now being judged as the most shocking or different) the best they can produce becomes the pinnacle of the
art form. It's as much about saving face as anything. They don’t want to admit that it doesn’t work that way.
It's like the music industry, we get utter #e, but the best of the #e is proclaimed as great music. The people who finance and promote the music
don't care as long as it makes money. The people who promote the art don't care as long as it creates prestige, for prestige is a commodity to them.
To me, the fact is that art in its true form has become as shallow and commercial as any other human form of expression has in recent years, but
because art is seen as the last refuge of the intellectual expression of humanity, the one true unassailable art form, the originator and protector of
creativity, they do everything in their power to deny it. To deny that money at its base form has corrupted its soul and ours forever.
The way they do it is to still proclaim # as art.
[Edited on 4-3-2004 by kegs]