Art is over. Our civilisation stopped being capable of producing art over a century ago. What is called "art" today is a sad parody maintained alive artificially by an entire industry of frauds merely imitating 19th century attitudes of "connoisseurs", "collectors", "patrons", or "artists" in order to make money on the collective self-delusion of the West.
But Western art is dead, and it's perfectly normal, just like how the Romans didn't produce any relevant art. We have simply passed the stage of inner self-expression. Ours is the time of engineers and statesmen, not artists.
i hate people who say music isn't as good these days, for instance. Really? Really!? Have you looked hard enough? Because there's millions of more music producers today than there were 40 years ago. Are you telling me none of those are producing the kind of music you like?
>>576433 Most aspects of contemporary life are better than past life, but that does not mean every single aspect is better or that there are no problems. For example, people care more about the environment now than they did in the past, which is a good thing, but the actual extinction rate is much higher now than it has been throughout most of history, which is a bad thing. To say that you shouldn't care abut the extinction rate because life in the past was generally worse and therefore there are no current problems would be ridiculous. The decline of art is a similar though less urgent problem that shouldn't be swept under the rug.
>>576466 >>577016 Tempora mutantur my dears. In the 17th century people were complaining that had and Mozart were abandoning baroque polyphony and dumbing down music. People lamented that art was becoming too secular, and titian should stop painting pagan scenes and return to glorifying god. The 19th century was a good time for opera, but a bad era for hiphop. The world will never stop turning, as much as I'd like sonnets to make a comeback.
>>576463 >What is called "art" today is a sad parody maintained alive artificially by an entire industry of frauds merely imitating 19th century attitudes of "connoisseurs", "collectors", "patrons", or "artists" in order to make money on the collective self-delusion of the West.
>>576307 From what, autists that judge contemporary art based on assumptions they have formed by what little they absorb by osmosis? We have a huge breadth of art to enjoy today; it isn't just some 50 year old hack desperately trying to retain the last shreds of his youthful cachet by wearing fuck ugly fluro streetwear as he hocks 10k photographic prints; and his 60 yo self help seminar rhetoric spouting buddy in NY selling aluminium balloon dogs and second hand store kitsch.
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