Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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Modern Art v. Logic?

In comparing modern and ancient art, I see an obvious trend and ponder it. Old art consists of marble sculptures, bronze vessles, and lanscape paintings of Europe and Japan of such miniscule detail that we stand in awe. We must subconsiously realize the time and skill neccessary to produce these. Modern art is a bunch of mixed up colors and textures from which we must figure out meaning. [it can be like telling what you see in puffy white summer clouds I suppose, but it is hard to see how much time it took to produce] As far as needing to think and explain the reasons/motives/themes behind both Modern paintings, movies, and novels - My question is this: why does this day and age need everything to be explained - either to them or by them. Does it give them a sense of intellectual value? Do we not appriciate that which speaks for itself anymore: be it cloud or sea or star? Does there always have to be an answer, or rather, does there always have to be a question?

Maybe this is why I hate modern art. People don't know when to leave a good thing be. "Truth suffers from too much analysis" - One of the Dune Chronicles..I say Truth simply suffers from people's constant need to either cover or simplify it. '"Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. "
--from "The Sayings of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan ' That says it pretty well I guess.

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