posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 03:03 PM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Or am I missing something? Am I ignorant? Do I "not have the eye for fine art"?
...So because someone paints "bold stripes" in bright colours he is an important painter? I did those paintings in Kindergarden....
....To me these paintings are so obviously nothing special that I have speculated as to whether there is some kind of Conspiracy to make a Mockery of
the populace by paying reverence and mind-bogglingly large sums of money to mundane smears of paint.
Please, could someone out there help me and show me what exactly Im missing?
Forgive my saying so... but since you asked: I would not exactly call you ignorant about this, but I would agree with the other statement-- you
don't have an eye for fine art. At least, not the way I see it.
And to be fair, I kind of see your point. I always have. Though I probably thought more like you when I was younger, it is still somewhat amazing that
people will rant and rave over and pay millions of dollars for some abstract "blobs of color," that seemingly
a kindergartener could
have painted. However:
1- Notice the highlighted word above. I have seen young children paint blobs of color. None of them have ever looked quite like the above. These may
look like almost minimalistic splotches of paint, however, I can tell those colors were blended and textured very carefully. Skillfully.
2- While I'm not always a big fan of abstract art like this, these pieces immediately
evoked an emotional response from me, and the response
that resonated was something dark, sad. I knew those "smears of paint" were made by a very depressed individual. All of that came across to me
instantly-- in a few "smears of paint."
3- To convey that kind of emotion with a few colors and minimalist shapes, alone, is a somewhat impressive feat, IMHO. I'd like to see you try it.
4- Also, and this is important: Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder