Wednesday, May 16, 2007

See this ugly piece of garbage?

No, it was not painted by my 2-year-old niece (she could do much better than this) and no, I didn't paint it with my eyes closed. No, this painting was done by a "professional" and it sold for $73 million dollars.

I can paint better AND worse than this. Why don't I have $73 million dollars?



rosanne said...

Rothko is super famous! I ask my mom about why some of that contemporary art is famous, and she explains it to me every time. It DOES make sense. So lay off the vicious attack on art. :-P

Sir Brian The Manly said...

Well she hasn't explained it to me, so I say it sucks and mildly offends me.

...however if somebody wants to give a fortune for such a piece, it's not necessarily any of my business, and if he wants to prey off of rich people, lucky him. Maybe people just have too much money to throw away.

Father Cory said...

But see, my question is this guy famous? It looks like a square ice cream cone. It's not beautiful to look at, it's not groundbreaking, and even if it did have some sort of subliminal message, I'm sure the artist would have to come right out and say it.

"I'm against gumballs over 2 inches in diameter, that's what this painting suggests!"

Something like that. But see, Thomas Kinkaide, he creates beautiful art that you can understand. M. C. Escher is a brilliant artist that makes you think. Norman Rockwell, BRILLIANCE. Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, they all had beauty and romance in their paintings or art.

But this? This is a disgrace to art, in my opinion. This picture is to the Mona Lisa what a compost is to a medieval feast. It's "art" like this that flies the bird at everything that used to drive the arts.

Disgusting. Brian's Siper-Mans picture was better.

And yet, this really makes me want to make something similar and get filthy rich.

Sir Brian The Manly said...

The last sentence in that comment was heroic. XD

Holy Freaking Incredible Talent™, I love MC Escher. =)

Sir Brian The Manly said...

lol, I showed my mom and she got really mad.

...not enough to fully turn hulkish though.

charlie said...

LOL I hate contemporary/abstract art. Revolting!

I can appreciate the paintings elephants make because they have a seriously physically limited IQ -- but these guys are actually supposed to be real people, with a moderate amount of tactile control and intelligence. They should be able to do better!

Sir Brian The Manly said...

I would buy elephant art.