So after last week’s attempt at a conversation about the public and art, I ended up feeling like the raging Green Goliath. Huffnpuffin’, teeth a grindin’ and veins a-poppin’. Me want big brain people to like good Art! Raarrr!
Then I see this quote of Picasso on Matisse, Zimmerman’s response, this interview and I recall the last line here. Mr. Zimmerman’s post kinda stunned me. I didn’t think I had taken such a despotic stance on Art’s definition. I needed to take a breath and come back to Dr. Banner-level, I read what I wrote. I believe we’re on the same page. Art comes in many forms. I think the goals/intentions (and even context) identify Art and its quality and successful communique determine good or bad art. Here’s a nifty graph to help illustrate.
I couldn’t find the article that stated something like – conservative politicians support the study of Classical arts, but denounce Modern art (abstraction, conceptual, etc.), but I did find this article [via]. It talks about realist/representational artmaking, Hitler and opening up to different perspectives. I bring this up with concern that I am revealing my conservative side. Mr. Zimmerman’s use of “narrow-minded” reminded me that I am after an open-ended understanding of the artworld.
Things that make you go “hmmmm.”
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.