|The name escapes me but|
I know this is made by some
'great artist' from China
Anyone with the proper tools and time can do this. Granted, this would be far more difficult than what the majority of us could do. But that seems to be the impetus of modern art these days, foisting crap upon the public and proclaiming its greatness.
Go to any art museum and you will see and an Ancient Greek and Roman section. Now at our museum, sadly, the Greek and Roman section only encompassed a solitary wall. One of the greatest artistc epochs of our history warrants a paltry space. Now granted, the museum may only have few items on hand, though I have been told the museum has more in storage. This is in contrast to the modern art section that got an entire floors worth of garbage, literally, some of the art was garbage!
We see the rediscovery of human imagination and progress when we view Renaissance art. The rediscovery of proportion and the golden mean, a renewed emphasis on human development! This sparked a period of every increasing human advancement. After the Renaissance we have the enlightenment.
And after the enlightenment. Just look at the play of shadows in light in a painting. This was the area when Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity and when a new concept called liberalism, the real sort not the bastard child we have today, came into being. The science of economics was created; everyone should read 'The Wealth of Nations.'
The Industrial revolution, increased human productivity and wealth
When art like that is celebrated; is it any wonder when we get people like this?
Artist used to be the most intellectually superb amongst us. DaVinci was a painter, a sculpture, and architect, and an inventor. True he was a giant amongst geniuses, but at one time it wasn't uncommon to expect those inclined towards the arts to excel in a variety of fields. That is what the liberal arts used to mean. It meant a broad mastery and knowledge of the entirety of human knowledge. A true liberal artists would know biology, astronomy, physics, the law, art, history, literature, politics, theology, philosophy, finance, and engineering. But how many liberal arts major fits that description today? How many are renaissance men, or women? No, today the average liberal arts major is just like the art we see in a modern art museum, or the fetid turd atop our beloved flag.
I left the museum in a dour mood, my girlfriend knowing how much I detest modern art, express gratitude that I accompanied her. I spared her the rant of the collapse of western civilization that was burning inside me. And I don't know if our republic can be saved, but one thing I do know. Modern art is the perfect symbol for what is wrong with us today.
Now it isn't as if there aren't great 'modern' artists today. But that sad fact is they labor in obscurity. Museums today seem to honor the sycophant, not the genius. If you want to see real modern artists your better off going to deviant art than an art museum. I'll quote something my brother once quoted me. It was a professor of his who taught art. This professor detested art today because it had become a sham of what it once was. The quote is this.
"Those great 'artists' that you see in the museums today, the ones that show blank canvases, barb wired, garbage, or a paint splattered board as something with deep meaning. The ones that draw in distorted styles that are supposed to be in the style of cubism. Do you know why they do so? Because they cannot really create art, they never learned the basics and built from there. Go to any one of those artists and ask them to simply paint their mothers face as it is. And I wonder, how many of them could do so? I am sad to say that there probably not many. Sad because what is more personal than the woman who gave birth to you? If a man or woman cannot draw theirs mothers face, every detail and age line on it, then that person is no real artist. Because if you cannot draw the very thing that is most personal to you then how can you be expected to use art to convey truth?"
Quoted for truth professor.