Rats!Posted: December 17, 2012
I have a pretty narrow and conventional taste in art, and therefore am not a big fan of postmodern and conceptual art. I did watch Bravo’s Work of Art but mostly to laugh at the ridiculous amount of pretension. Which brings me to this week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration, Bansky’s “Roller Rat”. I like the piece, but I didn’t know the dot painting underneath was an original piece by Damien Hirst, and only when I read Jess’ post that I remembered where I’ve read that name before – the same place I got most of my random knowledge from, of course, Cracked.com.
Now I don’t know much about Banksy’s works, but I can fully appreciate the thoughts and messages behind them. Nothing pretentious here. Hirst’s stuff, on the other hand, is more likely to get my eyes rolling. Shenanigan indeed. To me any work that involves little skill and whose sole purpose is to shock the audience shouldn’t be called “art”; it’s an experiment at best. But then again, art is such a subjective thing to judge anyway (which, again, is why Work of Art is so entertaining.)
My interpretation is pretty self-explanatory so I don’t think I need to talk about it, but don’t forget to check out Animated Cardigan to see the other bloggers’ take on it.
P/S: It’s nearly 85 degrees here today. In mid December. Inconceivable.
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