This is 'White Flag' by the painter Jasper Johns. It is considered a modern masterpiece. Anyone else wanna blow their brains out rather than try and understand modern art? I mean a lot of it I can appreciate but this is completely opaque to me
If you read about the art preceding and following any masterpiece it becomes a lot easier to understand it's significance
It's the same with literature, I imagine
ok I take back everything I said, this I can get behind. This is Tracy Emin's bed, literally her own bed exhibited as art but
>The artwork generated considerable media furor, particularly over the fact that the bedsheets were stained with bodily secretions and the floor had items from the artist's room, such as condoms, underwear with menstrual blood stains, other detritus, and functional, everyday objects, including a pair of slippers. The bed was presented in the state that Emin claimed it had been after languishing in it for several days; at the time she was suffering suicidal depression brought on by relationship difficulties.
and this part holy shit
>Two performance artists, Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi, jumped on the bed with bare torsos in order to improve the work, which they thought had not gone far enough. They called their performance Two Naked Men Jump into Tracey's Bed. The men also had a pillow fight on the bed for around fifteen minutes, to applause from the crowd, before being removed by security guards.
Accept the fact that art is and always has been propaganda bought and payed for by the elites. If the elites want to edify the plebs with beautiful works of art, they will. If the elites want to brutalise the plebs with brutal works of "art", they will.
its actually not, Jasper Johns has many pieces which exhibit the American flag in its normal red, white and blue. The reason he painted over it in white is because he wanted to specifically examine the shapes of the flag instead of the color, white accomplishes this better than black
it is literally modern art, modern art refers to a time period (varying by who you ask) from a bit after the turn of the century to the late 1930s (never after the start of WW2.) anything after that is considered post-modern
Oh, because of "false flag"? I get it, that might be right actually.
But in the authors autobiography he actually says that it's a piece complaining about how cold it gets in the winter, get it? Because snow is white. And the artist doesn't like snow.
Conceptual art can allow you to learn something about society, the human condition, yourself, and others.
some art is about art, just like some literature is
artists are trying to express something usually
pls don't make faces at these things, only like very complicated pretty classical art is like only reading YA and genre fiction or only listening to 'real music' like dadrock lol
art is the best at feels
much of it is funny on purpose
and a lot of it is fun to walk into
but i dont only like classical paintings in fact my favorite artist is Henry Darger :) my extremely plebby reasoning for liking him is because his extensive use of tracing using images from pop culture like the coppertone girl and cut/paste to create his works shows you don't have to have technical ability to create art, his main expertise is agreed to be his use of color, literally coloring in the lines, it shows how everyone can be an artist :) And how the need to express bursts through poverty, mental illness, isolation and complete lack of technical ability. also he wrote an extremely fucking long and weird novel to accompany the subjects of his paintings, the Vivian girls, child soldiers/angels with dicks who live on an alternate planet and are in an endless war with the adults. weird dude. worked as janitor almost his whole life. all his art almost got thrown away but a famous Chicago photographer happened upon it and saw its value and rescued it
not that I really wanna quibble over which weird artist was worse at creating art but tracing and coloring inside lines are something a child of six can do, looking at this rauschenberg's work I see a lot of silk screens which is a more complicated process
Since that's not modern, here's a real modern masterpiece
The dirt is what makes it a flag, instead of a blank.
The dirt on white is what makes white white.
It is the flag of the united states, which is a country that is famous for not surrendering - being "white" - and its dirt is what makes it a flag/the country it is.
But yeah, fifty shades of gray is better.
It is kind of funny that 4chan has an actual art board, but they are literally middle school drawers over there (drawing anime bitches, dragons, swords and the like) it is literally the most autistic board and you can never post art there.
People always say this but if you ask some random pleb on the street what they "understand" about say, the mona lisa or starry night, what would they say? "it's a picture of a woman and it's really good" wow nice 'understanding', guy
I talked about modern art with a manlet the other day and out of nowhere he starts bashing people who buy really expensive art.
Then I ask him what he would spend his money on if he was rich and he says "cars". Tens and tens of cars. He made a list.
Now some art is ridiculously expensive I know but plebs step up your game please.
my point is that most people who complain about modern/abstract art being meaningless garbage are also incapable of deriving meaning from more intricate pieces of artwork. I don't think they really care about 'meaning' in the artwork or even have an idea of what they intend when they say they want more meaningful artwork.
there is plenty of good contemporary art (please stop calling contemporary art modern art btw)
that being said, no one cares about it, art has absolutely no impact on the public consciousness anymore
the art world simply exists within itself, artists make art for other artists and the government funds it
I think we just fund it because art has always existed and we want to pretend it still matters