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Las Cruces, NM, United States
I am an avid sci-fi/horror/fantasy fan along with being a Right To Eat Animals activist, target shooter and general know it all with a little information about a lot of subjects which makes me slightly dangerous.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Take On Modern Art

I have recently been trying to decide on artwork for the Lemur Lair and have run in to more than one issue. I went online, like all intelligent creatures and performed a search. Are you F'N kidding me?!?!?!?
The crap that passes for art today must have Manet, Monet and the rest of the Beatles spinning in their graves. They put their heart and soul in to a painting and meanwhile in the "modern" age, some jagoff is taking a dump, smearing on canvas and calling it art? The worst part of this is that some other jagoff is actually going to pay money for it and reward the ignorance. What I see and an extraordinarily screwed up individual saying, "Look at me...Look at me!!!!". Here's guessing that not only wasn't he breast fed as a child but he was dropped from quite high up...very early on.
Jackson Pollock is one of my favorite artists but come on, I've thrown away drop cloths with more personality than some of his stuff. The guy who buried the 10 Cadillacs, nose down in his yard had more of an eye for art than the yahoo who spent $10,000.00 on a canvas with a single 1/8" black dot in the center because someone told him it was "deep".
Here's what really happened...the "artist" went to the art store to buy canvases. He grabbed 10 from the discount bin. When he got home, he found one with a spot and said, "Shit, I can't use this" and set it on the side. An "art critic" came to his studio and in looking around at all the paintings that the hours and hours of work and sweat went into and saw that messed up canvas in the corner and decided that that was the best thing he had seen in forever. Dullards...the lot of them.
Sculptors like Rodin have their work immortalized in museums and books and then some douchenozzle comes along, throws together two people in a "69" position, slaps a piece of glass on top and say, "Here's your new coffee table, isn't it a work of art?" No, Moron, it's not and not even a strip joint would have it for decor.
There is an old saying, "There is no accounting for taste" and after browsing online, I fully understand that statement. P.T. Barnum said it best, "There's a sucker born every minute" and this is no where more true than in the art world.
Until Next Time...

1 comment:

  1. As usual, you are spot on, Lemur!

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