11 June 2005

Good Art - Bad Art - Fred Ross

ARC Articles - ARC Philosophy Chapter II: Good Art/Bad Art - Pulling Back the Curtain - Fred Ross

Coign of Vantage, Laurence Alma-Adema Posted by Hello


" The art of painting, one of the greatest traditions in all of human history has been under a merciless and relentless assault for the last one hundred years. I'm referring to the accumulated knowledge of over 2500 hundred years, spanning from Ancient Greece to the early Renaissance and through to the extraordinary pinnacles of artistic achievement seen in the High Renaissance, 17th century Dutch, and the great 19th century Academies of Europe and America. These traditions, just when they were at their absolute zenith, at a peak of achievement, seemingly unbeatable and unstoppable, hit the twentieth century at full stride, and then ... fell off a cliff, and smashed to pieces on the rocks below.

Since World War I the contemporary visual arts as represented in Museum exhibitions, University Art Departments, and journalistic art criticism became little more than juvenile, repetitive exercises at proving to the former adult world that they could do whatever they damn well wanted ...

Modernism as we know it, ultimately became the most oppressive and restrictive system of thought in all of art history."

Very interesting articles and art gallery
ARC Articles - ARC Philosophy Chapter II: Good Art/Bad Art - Pulling Back the Curtain - Fred Ross

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