quote:Originally posted by Melesi:
yes, well my hopes for a conversation pontificating about art ad nauseum were dashed (dammit!!) when I 'encountered' this surprise package of uppercase upstarts and lowercase classisms... and smugness.
Really? Where did you encounter this surprise package?
Why? Because I said that some people on both sides of the issue can be quite humanly wrong?
Artists aren't fallible? People who view art are not fallible?
Are you really surprised? You do come off as pontificating expertly about something you don't understand very well as evidenced by the fact you insist on making such a GROSS generalization when speaking of the "world view of Modernist Art":
That's what I'm talking about, not about the artistic impulse, but about the worldview of many of our modernist artists. Modernist art deliberately repels most people, it sets out to do so.
When in fact you're speaking of only a small subset of representative Modernists.
And do NOT start with me. I know the difference between Modernism and Modern Art.
I'll add that despising of the masses was NOT new with Modern (or even Modernist) art. And it isn't the primary purpose/motivation (generally speaking) of such art either.