Monday, 2 November 2009

Modern Art reflects our society

I admit the only thing I can draw is a pair of curtains, I am talentless as talentless is at drawing. I could draw a black line down the middle of a white canvass. I could pile up a load of bricks. I could can some excrement. I could gather up a load of rubbish. Where is the talent in that? Ask me to reproduce the Mona Lisa, or a Monet or a Constable or Turner, and I couldn't if you offered me 100 million dollars. I couldn't draw a landscape very well. That for me, is talent, and when it comes to drawing, I don't have it, but I could make it is a modern artist.

I admire paintings done by individuals such as Monet, Picasso, Di Vinci and Michael Angelo, or Constable and Turner. Paintings that require talent to produce them, and I admire talent in whatever area, discipline or field that it is in.

In 2006, someone called Rebecca Warren was paid £25,000 for five suitcases of rubbish. Also, someone whose name I can't remember, was paid thousands of pounds for a black line drawn the middle of a white canvas a few years ago. According to the abstractists, the line represented the doors of today, closed against the uncertainty of "Tomorrows world". I thought that programme had been taken off TV years ago!

An abstractist may say to me that I am not imaginative or intelligent enough to see the "talent" that lies behind a black line down the middle of a white canvas or a pile of bricks. If that is the case, then ignorance is bliss.

In modern art, if I emptied twenty pound coins into a gold fish bowl, I would be praised as protesting against capitalism. In the real world, I would be arrested for cruelty to animals, or thought of as a loony for wasting money. If I went on a load of tall buildings and had a shit on people below, I would be praised as representing the world in which the average person is shit on, but in the real world, I would be arrested or sectioned under the mental health act

Modern art reflects our society, in which talent is eschewed and swept aside in favour of non-talent. Style over content also predominates. It is seen with people like Jordan and Kerry Katona becoming stars. It is seen with the X-factor, with those twins getting through time and time again over more talented acts.

As for myself, I would hate being famous. I couldn't do with my privacy being intruded, photographs being taken of myself if I walked anywhere, or relentlessly being fired questions, often banal and trivial ones at that. I have done nothing with my life, or in my life, that merits myself becoming famous, and therefore, I am in the obscurity and oblivion that I richly deserve to be in. I wish others, such as Big Brother contestants, would follow suit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The large amount of people that desire fame is most likely the product of a diseased society. I would hazard that virtually every conceptual or avant garde artist wants fame....

19 February 2010 at 07:57  

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