Video: Why is modern art so bad?

I’ll interject with a little background since I happen to know something to contribute.

I once heard a thought experiment from a nouveau realist artist. They’re trying to bring back form.

If you were walking around a scrapyard, and you found this work of “art”, a little distressed and muddy, would you know what it was? Would you recognise it? Furthermore, would you feel compelled to ‘save’ it?

I’ve yet to find a better test.

AC has touched on this profound schism between the ancient standard of art (K-selected amygdala) and the postmodern ….excuse.

Historically, the turnaround point could have been at two places. The backlash against The Academy in Victorian times (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s sexualisation onward) or, it laid the groundwork for the likelier of the two. A backlash against Nazi Germany, itself in contrast to “Degenerate Art” aka what we now laud as Modern, almost a century later. When the Nazis lost, it became a show of Allies’ patriotism to oppose the Nazi standards and anything symbolically on a tangent with them (Hugo Boss suits included) and to fill the vacuum with whatever was disgusting, depraved or shocking (cough Holocaust porn cough), and call that “beautiful” to mirror the implied equality of humans (with mud) versus the racial hierarchy. What a lot of people don’t know is that the Nazis did showcase an exhibit of this inferior artwork…. next to ideal Nazi examples with perfect lighting. The contrast was apparent. Hence, when the Jews opened their own art galleries after the war, which style of art do you think they bought? Art is a market after all, a lot of money in it, and even today, the market is overvalued thanks to billionaire tax breaks. When those stop, the market will collapse, and the New Money from China will be left holding its dick.

Naturally, there are those who disagree with the analysis but the timings and statements about the only true art being ‘political art’ are persuasive ipso facto;

We can easily dismiss demonising talk of ‘the Jews who destroy art in order to break Aryan spirit’.

…Photography is to painting as pornography to real women. Both create an illusion of real thing, but leave a lingering emptiness. In the long run, the ‘real thing’ suffers. Pornography undid many happy unions. Reproduction of art conditioned us to view uninspiring beauty. It is difficult to view a painting of Mona Lisa without instinctively comparing it to its endless reproductions. In a way, the modern art was a botched response to reproductions, for an artist needs to attract attention of blasé viewers.  unz

Yet, if you dare suggest there is an objective standard of beauty, and that art must depict both beauty and technical expertise hard-won from thousands of hours in studio, the sudden shuffling of feet to disassociate with you would create another, firmer impression.

The current line? Personal ‘expression’. Lauding the Self and all it makes (cough period art cough) as God.

Think: Is the issue with the artist or the viewer?

A culture can be readily judged by the superiority or inferiority of their artwork.

What type of parents push drugs on their kids? The r-type parent.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/30/my-son-said-no-to-drugs

The excuse?

He wanted his son to “fit in” with certain friends.
Fiver says the son will grow up to be a staunch Conservative, with terrible parents like that, who recently split up, he’s a shoo-in.

On the day J blocked his friends for crimes with weed, with the pressure on to come up with my best possible advice, I had this ludicrous idea for 10 seconds or so: why don’t I stop off on my way home from work, find some dope to buy and we can smoke it together? This way we could just get the whole rite of passage thing done and dusted. J often tastes my wine at dinner, always with disgust, and my hunch is that an introduction to grown-up stimulants within the family setting might have its value.

are you kidding you have got to be quinn glee

– When the trend for Generation Y / Millennials is to abstain from ALL intoxicants (possibly barring caffeine because it’s in food like chocolate and we have harder exams);

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11061434/Charting-the-rise-of-Generation-Yawn-20-is-the-new-40.html

Regardless of risk of death or permanent brain damage to the child, typical r-type. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130724125028.htm Cannot undo the structural changes with yoga.

I’d love to see Anonymous Conservative’s take on this though, shame I don’t know the bloke to ask.

When liberals speak of ‘privilege’, they are trying to obscure issues of class

http://www.vagabomb.com/This-Comic-Will-Forever-Change-the-Way-You-Look-at-Privilege/

– because they themselves, are often middle class and part of the problem.

A poor white male in a trailer park isn’t better off than a middle class Chinese girl.

ugh why no please stop god kill me now rdj tony stark

Slapping on a different label is like trying to put an Apple sticker on your Microsoft laptop.

This relates somewhat to what I dubbed the Middle Class Fallacy, namely that money (educayshun!) can overcome genetic differences. How much funding did they plough into Head Start and ghetto schools? And how many smart (but poor and often white) kids have gone unfunded for being the wrong class/race?

middle class privilege

RIP, peer review

http://voxday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/scientistry-is-not-scientody.html

He also went on to call himself out in a sense, stating that journal editors aid and abet the worst behaviours, that the amount of bad research is alarming, that data is sculpted to fit a preferred theory. He goes on to observe that important confirmations are often rejected and little is done to correct bad practices. What’s worse, much of what goes on could even be considered borderline misconduct.

N is for Narrative.

No Noooooo are you kidding me wtf are you testing me satan

Pornography and more violent sexual behaviour

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-pornography-sexual-behavior.html

I disagree with the tinge of feminist angle, but I think she needed to say that to get it published in full.

One of the reasons why pornography is generally overlooked as a sexual health issue is the generation gap created by Internet pornography. The term pornography generally conjures up images of a pizza delivery guy arriving at the house of a sexually aroused housewife or girl next door. However, the Internet has significantly reshaped the content of pornography. Now, the most popular and easily accessible forms of pornography contain significant amounts of violence, degradation and humiliation of women, are short, and focused almost exclusively on genitalia. Many adults, who are beyond the years of sexual development and exploration and who developed their sexual identities prior to the Internet, have not encountered the new sexual scripts Internet pornography is inscribing on the sexual identities of younger people. Thus, there is a significant gap in how older and younger adults understand what constitutes pornography, which leaves older adults less prepared to help guide sexual choices.

Also, it explains why younger women are generally sluttier.

Results indicate that while a majority of women have seen pornography (87 percent), most (52 percent) reported no current consumption. Among those who did report current pornography use, consumption was associated with increased incorporation of and reliance on pornographic sexual scripts during dyadic sexual encounters as well as increased concerns over sexual performance and body image. We conclude pornographic scripts create a heuristic model of sexuality most women avoid but, among those who do engage with the script, the impact was very similar to that of men.

See? Cliff notes is, he blamed modern porn for making modern woman so slutty. In so many words.

Absolute best resource of the damaging effect of modern porn (Internet, free, niche and violent, NOT softcore or normative) is http://yourbrainonporn.com/

Reminder: most slavery is sexual slavery.
Sex Ed is also to blame. If you tell children about sex too early (prior to about 12), the first thing they’re going to do is look it up online.