My opinion of modern art is the same as for ancient art (I studied cave paintings at university, no, really!) and traditional art. Some of it is good, some of it is bad, some of it is breath-takingly wonderful and some of it is sh*t. And a lot of it isn't art at all. I don't think modern art is any different from any other kind of art in that respect. It's all in the eye of the beholder.
And it's worth remembering that ALL art was modern when it was first created. The Impressionists who are so popular now were reviled and scorned when they first started painting.
I think some modern art is stupid, but some is thought provoking and interesting. The photo above is an exhibit at MONA that I found very interesting. Those are real goldfish swimming around. I think I prefer more traditional art to decorate my house.
Absolutely! But when you saw it it provoked thought. I wondered about the type of chair it was (my grandfather used to restore antique furniture) and I wondered about whether the fish were in danger lol So even t hough I wouldn't put it in the lounge room it was an interesting thing to walk past.
I think it is pretentious waffle to be honest. Artist say all these things that the 'artwork' means and represents, but it doesn't mean anything. It is like saying a glass of wine has notes of wet sheep in a field.
The 'artwork' generally doesn't look very good either, and is often something anyone can do. The only reason it is considered art is because an artist made it. I've noticed with a lot of modern art, the artist didn't start off in that medium, but with proper paintings or proper pottery, etc. It was only once they were established that obscure forms would be recognised. If they tried to start off with these modern art concepts, they wouldn't get considered as art.
This blue painting here has sold in 2013 for $43.8 Million Dollars!
I think the world has gone mad, and it does my head in when I see such things.
I could paint that painting, I LOVE Art with a passion, but I refuse to be told that it's worth that much.
It hits a raw nerve with me, I can't understand what blue paint on a canvas could bring such a Price!
I like modern art, and I believe I do understand a great deal of it.
But sometimes I feel they are 'taking the public for a ride', to believe it and others are worth millions of dollars.
I have never understood this concept.
Like all types of art some is crap and some is great. Some is thought provoking and some just makes you wonder how anyone can consider it art. I'd rather pop a few of my toddler's paintings up on the wall to be honest!