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Reply to "The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art"

I think Melesi is approaching the advanced stages of Fundamentalism. Sirens are blaring in my head after reading this thread.

He sounds like how I used to sound 2 1/2 years ago when I was a Fundamentalist. Everything modern, postmodern or intellectual is some sort of stealthy, pernicious attack on Christianity. Everything is some subliminal plot by the "intellectual elites" to deceive the masses. Roll Eyes


This especially caught my eye:

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Originally posted by Melesi:
But there is a truth in his words. There usually is. Modern art has quite consciously set itself above and apart from, the majority of people. While some artists (David Sedaris has a sadly funny essay on a performance artist who works mainly with sock monkeys) choose to see themselves as above the average and inaccessible to them because they are so good and high and intellectual no matter how bad their art may be--the point of Sedaris's essay and the blinding sin of pride--there are those who have deliberately chosen a philosophy of art that makes it inaccessible to most people. It is made to "shock" now, to "question" or to "demand," and thus, being art, it is "right" and therefore anyone who disagrees with it or dislikes it is "wrong," or "low" and to be disregarded. It is a philosophy that seems to embrace circular reasoning, but it does so because it justifies its a priori conclusion: we are art, so we are right. If you do not agree, then you are wrong.


Sounds like he's saying that Modern Art is a plot to set up a New World Order ruled by intellecutal elites. I bet he'll be saying next that artists will team up to make creative, sublimial advertisements for Mark of the Beast chips. ohsnap
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