Idle Musings: How Did Modern Art Happen?

(Warning: The following is a series of barely-connected tangents. If you’ve grown to appreciate my thoughtful, well-organized material… well, grab some hard liquor first)

I’m serious, how did we get to this point? I mean, I have nothing against Jackson Pollock (okay maybe a little), but I don’t understand how such things became the norm. Most of the actual artists and art-students I’ve met don’t seem interested in such deconstructive work either.

Did everything just plummet right through the core when photography became quick and easy? Was it movies that did it? Are most art critics just hipster douchebags who hide behind incomprehensible pieces to camouflage their own inability to engage with true skill? I don’t know, I’m just throwing ideas out and seeing if they hit anyone in the face.

Why don’t more artists draw people getting hit in the face? Is there an unspoken taboo against it? Are headshots depicting actual headshots penalized too harshly in the art world? If so, does that mean comic books aren’t actually art? Is there anyone I haven’t offended with this post yet? Well, I hear your family’s very sensitive about that. For the record, I think that your opinions about that are complete horsepucky.

There, done.

Say something, darn it!

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