I think abstract/contemporary art is just an artifact of our society losing their determination, their drive. *Instead of wanting to do things, they want something quick and now, even if it's a lesser product.
My *theory proves itself when you look at how fast food restaurants outnumber proper restaurants in most citites, how men's warehouse is doing better than many tailor shops that often make a better product for the same cash, and how almost every fast food restaurant has a drive-through now....so you can get your processed excuse for food 3 minutes faster than you could 20 years ago.
I *appreciate the older artworks far more than this modern stuff. *Some of the abstract is nice, but most of the new stuff I see is horrible. *Considering the past four years I lived with no less than one and no more than 2 of my 3 roomates being artists, a good half of them being modern artists....and that stuff made me shake my head.
It's not as much the emotion, but the lack of range they show that is disheartening...it seems all these modern works catch is one specific emotion, but it loses all it's feel in the process....
oh, and I'm sick of every artist plus dog trying to be "dark". *It gets *old quick. *If I see one more abstract painting about "the bad things that happened to me"....I'm going to have to go off....worst is almsot every dark painting is about love....the creativity dept needs more cowbell.
Really, I wish these art schools would be far more selective, and base things on skill. *Writers don't make it to writing school if their writing style sucks, and I have never seen any writing school make up an "abstract literature" category for these people....maybe art needs to take a few cues from teh literature folks.
Same goes for musicians....we need less pop, and more originality. *Hearing the same riffs and beats over and over in the "modern rock" songs I hear on the radio makes me sick.
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