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Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Inside the mad world of modern art"

A pretty good summary of the insanity of the modern art world, from this morning's NY Post.

I would think that some of the patrons who buy these ridiculous pieces of "art" for tens of millions of dollars would have nightmares about waking up one day to find that the world had suddenly come to its senses and that not only were their collections worthless, but they themselves were laughingstock.


Quartermain said...

I've been saying for a long time that modern art is a plot of some rich people to find a living for their unemployable relatives.

Most art museums are just hangouts for upper middle class hens.

Here are a few articles on this subject you may find interesting:

John Craig said...

Allan --
Thank you for that. I'd never really thought about the parallel between modern art and atonal music before, but it's perfect. Both are pretending to be something they're really not (modern "art" is not art, and atonal "music" is not really music), and calling them what they aren't doesn't make them so.

And as far as people wanting to think themselves creative when they're not, but the fact that it's understandable does not make it any less delusionary.

I'd seen the Sheridan piece before, but yes, it's all about propaganda and brainwashing. Gaslighting is exactly what it is.