Modern Art (abstract, whatever)

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  1. Gaegogi

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    I'm not talking about Salvador Dalí or Kandinsky, I'm talking about straight-up period blood smearing "avant-garde" fuckos who want to make millions off of edgy, provocative shit (literally more often than not) just for the sake of being edgy/provocative.

    I know this is dA but since it's an art section let's just include actual famous hacks as well.

    Yoko Ono literally screaming for 3 minutes and 25 seconds


    Interior Semiotics - literally shoving black spaghetti-o's into her own vagina


    Marcel Broodthaers: White Cabinet and White Table. Table and cabinet filled to the brim with disgusting old eggshells. Art!
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    Mark Rothko: No 1 (Royal Red and Blue). $75.1 million for painting three colors on canvas.
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    All of this shit pisses me off.
     
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  2. Dr.Weird

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    Contemporary "modern art" is basically camwhoring for some shit cause. This shit may have made more sense in the 1960's, but today it's just fuckin gross.

    "Hey look, I'm doing something batshit crazy! Aren't I insightful?"
     
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    How much ass kissing do you think the typical modern fine artist has to do to get in a gallery? There is no way that they're getting in on the merit of their artistic potential or technical skill or profundity of their work.
     
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    I doubt it's just ass kissing. You probably have to know someone pretty important or "work" (read as: fuck) your way up.
     
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    Lower the volume when watching this.
     
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    Come up with some kind of concept and spin some nonsensical commentary bullshit out of it. If you're actually any good, it can help, but it's obviously not required.

    Some modern art I like in like a bit, but just in a way that makes you go "oh, neat" and move on. Is this shit worth millions of dollars? No.

    Like this - if there was no caption and no context, this could just as easily be some random thing a blogger put together on the weekend to get click-throughs from Pinterest.
     
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    90% of modern art is now ironic modern art about how bad modern art is
     
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    Guy dropped his glove on the floor at the Museum of Modern Art and everyone is nervously stepping around it, unsure if it's art:
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    Woman stabbed at Art Basel Miami, gallery visitors confuse crime for modern art:


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    Unless you have epic talent, Its not what you know, but who you know and how good you are on your knees. My old boss is a testament to that. Bitches mouth looks like a wet alka seltzer bottle.
     
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    Hell, Poe's law in effect.

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    Just wow, when will ED articles be displayed on a canvas in some museum?
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    only when ED is redintroduced as part of an archeology exhibit
     
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    So glad this thread was made. I use to be part of a facebook art group, someone posted a post that a person just painted two colors on the canvas and it sold for I think 1 million. The person said how on earth was this art, which he's right. Then a bunch of the members said it IS art and used the "there art in everything" excuse. Then the group leader in the next post then posted not to post and comment on things that discourage lazy "art"
    I have since left as it was full of fags who thing like this. No there is no art in everything.
     
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    Again, these are more like home decor items. Two colors on a canvas on a wall, then theme your room design around them? Sounds legit. It's taking the basics of art and design put on a larger, more visible scale, in the way that an old architecture print can be framed for visual interest in a decorating scheme. In theory, yes, there is art in everything -- to a point. But again, not high art.

    "Found art" is the worst of this IMO - if you've added nothing to the piece except context, this is a fucking book report at best. You'd be better off making the effort of writing a proper thesis on its meaning, execution, cultural significance, etc. and be able to have some legit bragging rights. But nope, let's just half ass it and make some dirty money off of stupid rich cunts.

    Then again, I'm not the cunt laughing my way to the bank. I can respect someone a little more who KNOWS they're trolling the shit out of dumb cunts for their money. It's the ones that really think they're 3deep5plebs that baffle me.
     
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    I want to sneak a tiny picture frame into a modern art museum, hang it around a thermostat and just see what happens.
     
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    There's a lot of 2avant4u cinema.

    By a nip I was once recommended this pretentious poor man's Holy Mountain called "Emperor Tomato Ketchup". It's pretty fucked up and sometimes borderline cp (on mark 45:30, the fuck is this).


    Here are a couple more thrilling pieces of high ART:





    Also this looks like the typical content you'd see on the internet:
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    the (mostly dead) equivalent of this in literature is just as bad. in its day, modernism produced some of the most pretentious and illegible excuses for writing known to man.
     
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    It's Facebook, what did you expect? Some dumbass tried to post some anti-Trump propaganda content in a technical filmmaking group I was in and try to play it off as a joke, as if he expected everybody else on the group to find it funny. We had some idiots agree with him but like your case sane people told him to keep politics out of the group.

    God, as if I needed a reminder that social media has allowed so many uneducated people to delude themselves into thinking they're smart instead of stupidly overconfident and unaware. I grow nostalgic for the Internet five years ago.

    I remember reading a pdf somewhere that posited a theory that the reason why "modern art" sells so much is because the auctions are being rigged as a form of money laundering. It would fit with how a lot of "patrons of the arts" just want to have some of their material wealth in a more secure form, or view their purchases as a way of conveying their worth.
     
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    Oh my fuck, the comments make me want to laugh and cry at the same time.
    The "modern art" defense boils down to "meaning" something that can be fabricated on paper or in the creator's head. People who say they "get it" probably read it off a plaque somewhere or met the creator him\herself and listen to what rubbish they had to say. Other than that they're lying if they said they got it right off the bat.
    This Modern "art" doesn't show, it's all imagination
     
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    Throwing in my two cents here. I feel like the reason why modern art is so shitty is the same reason why we have millennials. At some point in time we started valuing emotions and happiness over logic and skill. The meaning has become more important than the actual work.
     
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    What pisses me off is that the poor people who take these pictures, aren't making money off of it. Some faggot named Richard Prince adds a comment and then sells the whole thing without permission of the OP(s). This sold for 90k.
     
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    My favorite part of this is that adults can take the candy but kids can't. Any kid that gets dragged to a shitty art museum deserves some fucking candy.
     
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