Originally posted by Skyfloating
Or am I missing something? Am I ignorant? Do I "not have the eye for fine art"?
While I agree in some respects that modern art is sometimes controversial, especially when it comes to value, attacking something you don't
understand is ignorant.
It's one thing to say that something is too highly valued, but quite another to say that it is worthless because you don't understand it.
I studied art, and my father was an artist. I grew up with art around me 24/7. And even though there are some things that I look at and have to really
consider, that is the INTENTION of art. It's about conveying a message or telling a story.
Do you suppose that someone speaking in a foreign language is talking rubbish because you can't understand that language? No, of course not. Just
because someone speaks German does not make them an imbecile or their statements meaningless, you just don't understand what they are saying and so
choose to pretend that they're not saying anything.
As for the value, how would you value it?
How do you value any property?
Take a look at the house you live in, and value that. You would look at the style of it, the work that has gone into it, the details... then imagine
that it is the only house in existence.
Whether you understand it or not, and whether you agree with the value or not, you cannot deny that each of these paintings is an original.
I would also challenge you to paint the same thing, exactly the same, with the same colors, the same brush strokes, the same attention to detail...
I'll guarantee you right now that you would fail. You probably wouldn't get the canvas right, and you'd probably be painting it in acrylics rather
than oils, you'd probably add too much medium or not enough, you'd probably not be able to mix the right colors to get that specific hue...
It's all subjective to a degree, but the simple fact is that the only people who rant and rave about things like this "not being art" have no
education in art and probably have never visited a gallery in their lives.