reply to post by TheLaughingGod
Only the living know what life is.
How many times I've heard sincere folks who have probably never stood before an empty canvas say "a preschooler could paint just as bold stripes
with just as vibrant colors"...but if so...then you've just discovered the way to fund world class education for all children everywhere.
But on the other hand.
Having seen many pre-school paintings, I simply cannot agree with this line of thinking. Why? Simply because "they don't" paint vibrant colored
stripes etc. They're usually quite messy and confused.
In any case, would you sign your name to something like the very large canvases Rothko 'created', if you had painted them?
Now we're getting somewhere-perhaps. I mean, if you could earn several hundred thousand dollars for "a few days" of painting (whether it's
actually 'narcissistic' or not)-would you?
Of course you would! Perhaps there's a wee bit o jealousy in there somewhere, or envy? Hmm, I wonder.
I can tell you this, like 'Free Speech' I'll defend it to the death- even if I don't at all 'like' what so and so said! Same goes for the very
subjective world of 'Modern Art'- even though I may just agree with you.
Creativity cannot be experienced or made via assembly line, nor can it be produced, pigeon-holed, intellectualized, or understood, except by those who
have 'lived' similar experiences, or by another 'artist' in this case. For creativity is an 'adventure!', a pushing of the 'boundaries' of
workaday consciousness- if there is such a thing. Or discovering/synthesizing anything 'new' in any field of endeavor.
My advice to those who haven't walked the mile in the other's shoes is simply this; enjoy to the fullest whatever you enjoy, live and let live, and
make no pronouncements on anyone else's life or creations! Seems fair enough:-)
If you don't believe me, take your idea (and it is a breakthrough idea) along with all of the free pre-school, or even kindergarten paintings you can
gather up, and go to the next school board meeting in your area and for heaven's sake- tell them how you've solved the problem of funding education
for one and all!
Then mt friend, I'll believe your utterances come from someone with a roaring 'fire in their belly!
P.S. I recommend you don't look at anything by Klee, or Miro !;-)