posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by Grifter42
The digital information age has had both positive and negative effects on all forms of art.
The positive is that the internet allows endless access to music, prose, poetry, paintings, photography, you name it.
The negative is that due to the quantity of material, quality is now a "lost art" in itself. Discernment and differentiation are at an all-time low.
An artist may be the best sculptor in the world and nobody will notice because there are 50 million people that consider themselves "professional"
sculptors, cranking out average works that typical consumers cannot differentiate from excellence. It goes for every art form.
It is saturation; information overload. Most popular mainstream artists concentrate about 10 percent on their "art", and 90 percent on their
marketing and image.
Check out the most recent musical atrocities from Kanye West. Popular? Certainly. Good? How bad does something have to be before we stop saying that
it is a subjective preference?
Sometimes bad art is just universally bad. But the internet, and society, no longer can tell the difference. Saturation.
So... write for you and nobody else. If you produce a diamond, the dogs will not know the difference anyway.