Friday, December 2, 2011

Art Analysts are Stupid

Art analysts have got to be some of the dumbest people on the planet. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying all art critics are stupid, many of them are very good at what they do. But I'm not talking about the people who look at a piece of art and think about how much time and effort must have went into making it. I'm talking about the people who think just because a person scribbled a few lines down on a piece of paper and called it art, it's automatically considered a philosophical masterpiece.

Anyway, the reason I'm writing this post is because I'm taking an art class in college this semester, and we had to do art analysis today. I was going along, throwing together the usual BS for an assignment like this, when I see this...


Then I read the summary for it. "Fountain, a work of 1917 shown here in a signed replica of 1964... Fountain was an ordinary porcelain urinal set on its back."

At first I think, ok guy, very clever. You made a urinal and to tell everyone how much work you put into it you're going to call it art. Then I read a little farther... "Marcel Duchamp, whose 'ready-mades' probed the border between art and life in a way that later generations have returned to again and again. A ready-made is a work of art that the artist has not made but designated.

... HE DIDN'T EVEN MAKE THE DAMN THING. This guy took a urinal that someone else made, laid it on it's back, scribbled his signature on it, called it art, and it went down in our history books as a very important piece of art history...

No... just... no.

19 comments:

  1. I feel the same way. I hate analysing art. You either like it or you don't. One of the things I hated most about art classes I took in school was having to describe your work. There's no reason for anything I did, and I wasn't "thinking" anything when I did it, I just did it because I thought it looked good.

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  2. Don't think I'll ever understand art critics...

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  3. by their standards, half of my garbage is art.

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  4. The worst one I've ever seen is a guy who crapped in a jar and then submitted it, and it got accepted.

    But thanks to fermentation the jar exploded in storage and got feces all over the other art pieces.

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  5. @2Peeeps: Just saying that it's pretty ballsy of that guy to call that art :)

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  6. Thomas Crapper invented the toilet and all the thanks he gets is people refer to their poop as "crap",...this Duchamp guy steals a toilet and puts his name on it and is considered a great artist. There is no God.

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  7. art can be percieved in many many ways, ways that might defy our logic and understanding, but thats just an orinal

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