Comment 12207

By john milton (anonymous) | Posted October 01, 2007 at 09:23:51

Kevin:

You may have decided that you are only interested in art that leaves you "awed with a sense of serenity when looking at it", or that you are going to dismiss as "not art" anything seems intended to make you "suffer", or that was not produced by an artist who had mastered certain skills, weather or not they chose to use them in the piece in question.

This is all well and good, you are certainly free to deal with art in this way, and many other folks share your opinion, so what?

An artist creates a work, in some cases just to externalize something within themseleves, which is fine, but in most cases to try and communicate with others through the medium of the piece. If that communication happens then I'd suggest the process has "worked".

Variations on your narrow restrictive critique arise throughout the history of art every time a new medium or style comes along, and its a shame because it may get in the way of people who are new to art, and still lacking in confidence with regard to their judgement, being open to powerful new forms and ideas

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