You’re So Ugly You Could Be a Modern Art Masterpiece
In last Sunday’s newspaper here there was an article in the entertainment guide about new art exhibits coming to the Detroit Institute of Arts this year. In this article was an image of one of the masterpieces that is to be exhibited.
Here a cutout from the Detroit News website;
Makes you wonder why they even have art school anymore. Who thought a painting a side view of olive in square was something the world just had to have?
I actually like art, i’m not a hater. I appreciate having nice things to look at in my surroundings both outside and inside. But there really needs to be a separation of art and these shitty crafts projects.
About a year ago I went to the DIA for the second time ever. The first time was a few years before for school, this time I choose to went cause I was with the girl I was seeing at the time.
I was fine until I got to the modern art section. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying every thing made in the past century is garbage, just that garbage has now been accepted as art, sometimes literally.
How is this art? It’s a bunch of stones laid out poorly. This isn’t art, it’s called a mason who should be fired! But the guy who did this does only this, his name is Richard Long look him up. Who pays for this stuff?
This last summer I visited London to see a friend on my way home from my European vacation. With a few days to kill in the one of the biggest and most expensive cities on earth I went to the museums, cause they’re free by the way.
The Imperial War Museum is great, the British Museum is excellent too. I didn’t have time to visit the Tate classical art museum, but I did make the mistake of going to Tate Modern, for all of approximately 3 minutes.
I walked in on the ground fall, and proceeded to go up all the escalators, about 5 or 6 floors. I walked into the first exhibit room and what did I see? A crappy snack-wagon with a corrugated steel roof from Cuba or some other Caribbean island filled with garbage. Literally. It had an exposed side, possibly with plexiglass, and inside on the floor on this wagon was just litter scattered around.
At that moment I remembered exactly why I hate modern art. I turned around walked the two steps out of the room and went down all the escalators I just went up, walked out of the building and to the good museums.
Originally I just wanted to vent my disgust at modern art, but now I have to dig deeper and offer a theory. I suppose as more people became rich they wanted to fit in, but couldn’t since they didn’t have the knowledge and experience with art that the generational upper class had so they came up with modern art. It’s the perfect cover, you get enough hyenas together who claim somethings great and you just have to understand these things to get it and suddenly it becomes accepted. That’s my theory anyway. The psychology is sound, but I don’t know about the accuracy since I wasn’t around.
If you want more, check out Captain Capitalisms own thoughts about modern art.
Posted on January 8, 2013, in Problems to Ponder, The Life of Man and tagged art, arts, bad taste, british museum, detroit institute of arts, DIA, garbage, modern art, need to fit in, rich people, tate modern. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.