Comments: STUPICA

Kinda makes me wonder if art should be a vocation and not a profession.

I agree with your sentiment. Much of what is modern art is pure drivel. My six year old nephew could produce more skilled works. And he has barely mastered crayons, let alone oil or tempera painting.

Posted by James at March 19, 2005 03:46 AM

After looking at it with my eyes half closed I am able to confirm the girl is at a table with glasses or cups on it. (I think) At first glance, I thought she was sticking her arm up the butt of a cow.

Posted by Oda Mae at March 19, 2005 08:06 AM

Oh I am so with you on this. I don't get it at all. Picasso remains a mystery to me - why does everyone seem to love his stuff? Yes, some of the modern works do make you look - and can be interesting... but does that make them art? I guess I was born without the gene for proper appreciation of supposedly magnificent artists. Too bad I don't care about it. *grin*

Posted by Teresa at March 20, 2005 02:18 AM

Modern art has never made any sense to me, either. And when I hear people talking about a modern artist's eye, or use of emotion and color, or subtle shading, or whatever, I wonder if they know what they're talking about or just making it up as they go along.

I couldn't realistically draw my way out of an open closet, but I have produced things that looked every bit as skilled as the woman with the table. Does she have three eyes, or two noses? I can't tell. Maybe I should reinvent myself as a modern artist... I could draw three-eyed women performing rectal exams on black tables, if this is what's considered cutting edge.

Posted by oldcontroller at March 20, 2005 06:11 AM

Oda Mae: that's what I thought too! I justified that thought because that's the sort of thing a lot of people in the Art world seem to be interested in, nowadays.

Posted by Jefe at March 20, 2005 08:25 PM