Join Date: May 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
It goes with the times. People today are over-reacting against strong views and forceful personalities, because in the postmodern era everyone is right in their own way, and all cultures, religions, and art movements, are supposed to be equally good. But artists in earlier epochs have always held very strong views. Picasso discussed with his friends almost every morning, and he was unyielding. El Lissitsky said that Malevich's Suprematism was equal to a new revelation, like the New Testament.
In earlier times, people were expected to adopt a well-defined view about anything, and they weren't afraid of confronting others. This was because it wasn't regarded an insult to confront others with a different opinion. On the contrary, it was considered manly. But today there must only be insipid blah-blah-blah. I find it utterly boring that people won't formulate firm standpoints. It's no wonder that young people revolt against this lukewarmness by turning to extremist movements.
I just want to say that art should be artful and not skillful. This statement is not a directive, but an opinion. I am speaking from the heart, because I find a Cubist flower much more interesting than a photographic. Yesterday I received the book "Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life", Butler & Maurer (eds.). I enjoy the colour plates immensely.
Last edited by M Winther; 06-17-2016 at 02:01 AM.