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Puntastical caLivonia
08/15/15 7:02 pm


ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/13/15 9:50 am

Some art looks like someone swallowed paint and just puked on the canvas

googer11 Minnesota
08/12/15 4:06 am

Many abstract art pieces are art. Some are crap. There's a piece at a local art museum titled "Red next to blue over green" Three blobs of color on white canvas. Really? I love the work of Paul Klee and others but blobs are out!

08/11/15 8:00 pm

I personally prefer art of wars. Classically beautiful

lebronjames23 Deutschland
08/11/15 3:14 pm

Art that doesn't represent anything isn't art at all.

MrWalrus Undergrid
08/11/15 5:56 pm

No it is not

08/11/15 6:09 pm

That is such a silly statement.

Psychoanalysis Analyze Everything
08/11/15 7:07 pm

Just because it doesn't resemble recognizable objects, doesn't mean it doesn't resemble other things.

Vayl Reason over common sense
08/12/15 4:19 am

Since when did abstract art not represent anything?

Vayl Reason over common sense
08/12/15 4:23 am

Arcto, though I agree with you, I wouldn't classify all of those as abstract. Particularly not the last one.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/12/15 4:33 am

Vayl, agreed. In fact, I'd only call the Calder abstract. Goldsworthy, Smithson, and Serra aren't exactly abstract, but they're non-representational per the definition of "represent" that most of these art rejectors work with.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/12/15 4:40 am

Chimmy, what you do for lack of self-control would not generally be considered art. But if your qualms are with spirals (that one I posted is no wall scribble: it's 1500' long), am I to assume you have no issue calling a poop portrait of Jesus "art?"

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/12/15 4:43 am

Or just a huge sculpture depicting poop (maybe in the style of Jeff Koons, or like Paul McCarthy's 'Complex Pile'), since it would at least be depicting something real?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/11/15 3:02 pm

Pour paint in a blender and leave the top off. Set it to high. When the mess dries, invite the critics in to rave about your work.

sea California
08/11/15 1:30 pm

My 2 year old can produce it. Takes no skill. So not a fan.

08/11/15 6:11 pm

Another ridiculous statement.

sea California
08/11/15 7:20 pm

Why is it ridiculous?

bnnt Los Angeles
08/11/15 12:41 pm

Some, if it matches the furniture.

08/11/15 11:03 am

In a museum sure, hanging around my house I'll pass.

08/11/15 10:45 am

I do it because it relaxes me

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/11/15 10:39 am

I think my favorites are Miro and Calder, followed closely by Picasso, Matisse, Rothko, Kandinsky, and Kupka.

eunit994 203
08/11/15 9:14 am

I like art that makes you think, so yeah I guess I like abstract art. Not just paintings but all forms of art.

cmeszko99 New York
08/11/15 9:14 am

Damn what does everyone have against abstract art!? Lol.

PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
08/11/15 8:53 am

I absolutely hate it, but I still consider it art. Its a wonderful think about our era that there is no one main style of art dominating the others. Impressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, and minimalism are making a comebacks as well. Its awesome.

PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
08/11/15 8:54 am

I do like surrealism, I must admit. Artwork should be patronized and take a higher position in society than it currently holds.

singkitty In the cloud
08/13/15 4:24 am

My best friend is a working artist. The best way to support the arts is to frequent your local galleries/art fairs and decorate your home with real art not the canvas prints from Target and the like.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
08/11/15 8:49 am

Modern abstract... Not a fan.

Abstract like Dali and Escher...maybe that is surrealist. Love it.

08/11/15 9:24 am

Surrealism would be considered abstract art.

blockfisher Clinton, CT
08/11/15 8:30 am

I am more a surrealist fan. I love the incredible attention to detail and unraveling the meaning of an imaginative and though provoking composition.

DonWichita Kansas
08/11/15 8:25 am

Blank canvas syndrome.
Those who spend thousands of dollars to buy a blank canvas that depicts whatever they are told it depicts, deserve what they get. Abstract art is for those who are stuck in kindergarten & animal art renderings.

DonWichita Kansas
08/11/15 12:25 pm

de·pict dəˈpikt/ verb
Show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form.
synonyms: portray, represent, picture, illustrate, delineate, reproduce, render.

I think the word use is correct.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/11/15 12:29 pm

Abstract art is, by definition, non-representational. It's purpose is not to depict a thing, but rather to be, and - in so being - to evoke response from the viewer.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/11/15 12:32 pm

Implying that consumers of abstract art are suckers who've been duped into thinking it depicts a certain thing is akin to saying consumers of instrumental music are suckers who've been duped into thinking the lyrics are actually there.

DonWichita Kansas
08/11/15 1:17 pm

Its strange that "Starry Night" that is considered both abstract & impressionistic would fail your litmus test. Reproductions become less accurate as one examines them closer, at some point it fails to be accurate. Does it then become an abstract?

DonWichita Kansas
08/11/15 1:27 pm

I see your point for the purest definition for art abstract. I see that your definition is essentially a rendering that has pretty colors & lines but doesn't mean anything.
So be it.
I still wont pay anything for a blank canvas.

gonzoboy Arizona
08/11/15 7:38 am

I've always loved abstract, particularly surrealism. My favorite, and one of the worlds greats is Salvador Dali, IMHO...

TheRealEman Virginia
08/11/15 7:32 am

I'm a fan as long as they're not trying to convince me it's worth $20,000

Liberty 4,032,064
08/11/15 7:31 am

It always reminds me of "The emperor has no clothes."

donald59 Maricopa, AZ
08/11/15 7:29 am

I don't get abstract art.

08/11/15 7:27 am

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tractorman Oklahoma
08/11/15 7:15 am

ART: Anything you can get away by calling it art. There is a sucker born every minute in the abstract art scene.

biker4life Arizona
08/11/15 7:12 am

I have some abstract pieces of art. Art is one of those mediums that just speaks to you.

shygal47 Florida east coast
08/11/15 7:05 am

I guess I'm one of those that don't "get" it. I would rather be surrounded by Impressionism than Abstract.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
08/11/15 6:58 am

A lot of it is just junk, but some is quite pleasing.

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
08/11/15 6:57 am

I like me hope something I do will be considered artistic.