Monday, February 18, 2008

Bullshit Artist

Described as being inspired by Monet

Here is a little something I found that relates to my story recently concerning an artist exhibiting in the Tauranga ratepayer-funded art gallery.

Please go to the link - the story and photographs are quite amusing, and confirm the observations I made in my own post.

Toddler fools the art world into buying his tomato ketchup paintings To the untrained eye, they appear to be simple daubs that could have been created by a two year old. Which is precisely what they are. But that didn't stop the supposed experts falling over themselves to acclaim them. The toddler in question is Freddie Linsky, who has fooled the art world into buying and asking to exhibit his paintings. Freddie's efforts, which include works using tomato ketchup composed while sitting on his high chair, were posted by his mother Estelle Lovatt on collector Charles Saatchi's online gallery. ********* A couple of comments concerning the above

I'm sorry to have to ask this, but what is wrong with you people? That mother and son have just proven that it takes the skill of a two year old to produce what is called "modern art". A child of two who sings like a pordigy is something extraordinary; such is an actual skill to be applauded. The fact that 'great' artists are still painting with similar ability to a child with a 40 word vocabulary is entirely disappointing, not to mention that other people actually pay large amounts of money.

My mother once told me that modern art is art because it ccame from the artist's imagination, and nobody else's. If that is all that can be thought up by some people, I'm astonished that there even are people with such a narrow imagination.

- Kyle, Chester, UK

Next time someone hands over cash for modern art just laugh at them, toddler art should be free at the point of sale!

- Richard De Gerber, Kingston upon Thames

Art is a method of representing man's interpretation of his environment and communicating that interpretation to others. As such, all art has to be intelligible. It's freedom of stylization is limited by the requirement of intelligibility; if it does not present an intelligible subject, it ceases to be art.

These wild daubs by a two year old child are no more or less artistic than any other works of, so called, "modern art" and merely highlight the fraud of the modern art community.

- Dave, Warrington


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