How do I discover modern art?
I use Pandora to discover music of my favorite genres, but what is the Pandora of Art? How do I discover artist of specific taste? (Please, take this question seriously. The last guy wrote, "google modern art.")
'artist of specific taste'...not quite sure what that even means, but search here http://www.wga.hu/ first. Don't you have any friends who do art? Try asking around.
How can I appreciate modern art?
Went to the Houston Art Museum. I'm no expert, but I have half a sense of art appreciation. If i don't "get it" on an artistic level, I can at least appreciate the craft, attention to detail, time and effort it takes to create a work of art. Then there was the modern art. I couldn't fathom it, nor could I appreciate the craft as it all looked so much like a rush job. How is a canvas with painted squares art? Or an acrylic cube filled with pink sand considered display worthy? I see no craft, nor any astetics. Am I missing something, or is modern art simply a statement that there is nothing left to explore?
People have written enough to fill an ocean on both sides of this debate. But if you'd like something to think about that might give you the context for this art think about this.
For thousands of years (leading up to today even) there were very strict definitions on what was and was not "art." At one point illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, and architecture were considered fine art, and painting was merely a lowly craft (painters would do well to remember this sometimes). However much the times changed this basic fact remained, by some arbitrary definition, certain things were art and certain things were not.
One of the arguments of the modern artist was that "we can take this thing, be it a urinal, or some trash, or a completely random design on a canvas, and this can be art!" that might sound stupid but they were saying that by giving art a strict definition (like a painting or a specific kind of sculpture) we were choking the creativity and the life out of it. So the next time you see something like that, think about it as a statement that there is no paradigm for art, and the creativity of the artist is what should be held in esteem, not the medium.
Is modern art constructed by the artist or the art establishment?
You may see just a coat-stand in any empty room; the art critics may see a powerful metaphor for the solitariness of the human condition.
S/b "an empty room".
Ya and if you make a U shape out of it it might look like a doggie ladder,, if you and i were laying in an open field looking at the clouds,, would we see the same things,, maybe , maybe not and whos to say who's right,,
Do you have difficulty in connecting with modern art?
Hi, I'm doing a feature article, and I'm wondering if anyone has difficulty in connecting with modern art? If you do, why? What makes you think this, and how do you relate to modern art in general...?
Basically, comparing new and old art, what do you like better, why, and what shapes your opinion on this?
Thanks in advance...
The trouble with connecting to modern art for most people is the fact it is simply the art of our times.
The Impressionists, for example, were not understood nor appreciated in their time either.
It has something to do with social acceptance of seeing something very different than the expected.
Modern art makes you stretch a bit. Think out side of the box, so to speak.
Some of it is so personal that unless you have an explanation by the artist, it is impossible to grasp.
Some of it is ugly.
But who says art has to be beautiful to be art?
Modern art is really more psychological than art whose is only intent is on capturing a moment in time in a realistic fashion.
Part of that has to do with the fact that we have cameras to do that today.
Still there is certainly nothing quite like the artistic interpretation of an element of nature.
Artists today are still painting traditionally as well as experimentally.
It is very exciting really,once you get the hang of viewing it in a certain open minded way.
Good book on this is "The Art of the New".
What are the main characteristics of the post modern art era?
I really need to know for my college Art 101 class.
Have a good look at this site, it's packed with good, meaty stuff.
Please use your own words and DON'T just copy. I know it's tempting but it's plagiarism and you would probably be found out!
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