Friday, May 09, 2008

If dung can be art, does that mean art is dung?


There are some things that need to be said more often and this is one of them.
I guess I should really blame Marcel DuChamp for the, banality, offensiveness and ugliness that is too often the point of modern art. The late Francis Schaeffer said it well when he pointed out in one of his books that "Art ceases to be art when it is only understood by other artist." Art, in other words, is not as DuChamp said what the artist says it is but what the patron says it is.

Until Next Time
Fai Mao
The Blogger who actually likes abstract paintings because he can do them himself

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