View Poll Results: Modern Art: Talent or Trash?

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    I quite like Voice of Fire but I dont think the 'artists' for these types of paintings deserve to get any money from it, or at least no more money than a decorator who could do this with a paint roller

    That said it's still art to me
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    Personally, I think it's trash. But it's not something I'm huge passionate about either. I recognize that it's my opinion and feeling, and it doesn't negate what the artist was feeling when they made that art, or if they had a specific message in their work. I just don't think I'm edgy enough to "get it".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Personally, I think it's trash. But it's not something I'm huge passionate about either. I recognize that it's my opinion and feeling, and it doesn't negate what the artist was feeling when they made that art, or if they had a specific message in their work. I just don't think I'm edgy enough to "get it".
    This pretty much sums up how I feel about it, too. Thanks for saving me trying to put my opinion into words!
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    Plenty of modern art is trout, but then I think plenty of old art is trout too. I would kill for a painting of a potato right now though, BoB; you put me in the mood. That'd be a real gem.

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    I don't think I can apply a blanket statement to all modern art. Like all creations, I do like some but I also find a lot of it unappealing too.

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    I think all art is a very personal experience, and sharing it and saying, "This is good art, you best like it," versus, "I like this, I hope you like it," is a terrible viewpoint. It can be a wonderful thing to share a connection with others via an object or situation, and that is what makes any art great; it is a chance to connect to another human being.

    What is "modern" art to you, Loony BoB? The term you are using may not be as accurate as you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madonna View Post
    What is "modern" art to you, Loony BoB? The term you are using may not be as accurate as you think.
    Yeah, I did look that up, but just couldn't find a better term short of "Turnip Prize material".
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    It depends on the painting? I don't look at enough art in general to have much of an opinion on the matter, but if we're going off the example picture in the first post I'm kind of leaning to the side of trash. It's blank canvases of a different color, what am I looking for?

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    This whole time I thought blind monkeys were behind modern art!

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    Just for those who don't know, Art which is being made now is known as contemporary art. Modern art is work which was created roughly between the 1860s and 1970.

    Edit: I see Madonna beat me to it.


    Anyway, for what it's worth, all that blank canvas stuff is bollox for the most part, unless you're willing to buy into the artists concept, which again can often be some made up claptrap.

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    A good majority of modern art is trash.

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    I am curious as to how many people have been to a gallery before, though! I hope you are basing your conclusions on some evidence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiro View Post
    I am curious as to how many people have been to a gallery before, though! I hope you are basing your conclusions on some evidence
    I spent five years going to art walks, art festivals and galleries in downtown Tempe, AZ with my boyfriend and his family for modern and corporate art. Trash, all of it, just like those giant uselessly colored canvases above!

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    Contemporary art is often talent but it seems it is easier for trash to get into good galleries than in more traditional genres. It's all personal opinion, of course. Some people connect with Hirst's formaldehyde stuff or Emin's bed, others think it's pretentious troute. It's probably the same for all forms of art, but the divide seems greater (to me) than in "regular" art.
    Last edited by Parker; 04-14-2014 at 11:37 PM. Reason: clarification of my dumb thoughts

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