Thursday, November 29, 2007

We are all Public Art now

London's Public Art Policy … simply a facsimile of Ancient Art Policy.

Shockwaves are reverberating throughout the art world following the amazing discovery of abstract ancient Greek statues and paintings that resemble today's modern art and apparently are its long-lost forerunners.

"This finally proves my theory that the so-called 'aesthetically pleasing' 'classical art' with its 'proportions' and 'perfection' is a fraud and never really existed," says Columbia University professor Dan Browny. "It is a scientific fact now, that art has always been about a random grouping of disturbing shapes that required no special skills or training, and that intent is more important than result."

[…] "Ancient art was not only vanguard-oriented, it was also government-subsidized," Dan Browny writes in an article describing his discovery. "It was just as easy to get a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in Athens as it is today in Syracuse, New York. A famous example was a controversial project around 490 BCE that sponsored public defecation on a sketch of the Pythagorean theorem. It was hailed by critics of the time as a synthesis of art and science."

2 comments:

marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

at least if "modern" art is vandilised I don't have to say that's a shame. Like I do with stuff that isn't crap.

Elaine said...

Modern art is crap, and so much of our tax dollar is wasted on it.

I remember when my boys were younger and in beavers, and I escorted them on a tour to see the children's hospital.

Had all these little boys bouncing around and not really that interested in the tour. It was boring, and we had to remind them every two minutes to stop being boys and bouncing around.

I am not sure if the piece of modern art is still there or not, but the tour guide was showing it to the beavers, and they started laughing.

I was thinking that it looked like chickens melting. It was like chicken feet, in differnt contortions hanging from this thing.

To my delight, and the tour guides horror, one of the beavers started yelling, "look at the dead birds! they are all squashed!"

Nothing like squashed birds to get a bunch of five year old boys giggling and making gross comments.

They wanted to know how those birds died, and who got to stick them all together and put them on the wall.

You could say the art was stimulating to five year old boys, but I don't quiet think that was the intention of the artist.

I do believe those boys could have came up with something more suitable, and less expensive, for a hospital wall.