Long post ahead about art! I’ve realised that today, art is almost the message, the true art or what it was called before, has disappeared, vanished, faded away, gone with the wind.
If we take into account what art meant in centuries like 17th or 16th, where many of the greatest works of art were made, like the ones created by Michelangelo, we’ll see that the main purpose of art was to be alike reality, with a littlebit of style. That’s why Velázquez was a good painter, or Rembrandt. But since the photography appeared, the meaning of art has dramatically changed in most disciplines. And today we can state that along with the ‘quality’ of the art, there are other things that make it great like the message, or the ability of the creator to make us think his/her creations are valuable. Please forgive me if you are reading this from an Eastern country… I’m not specialised in Eastern art… but you can post a comment or email me if you want to add anything
If we take a look at the most successful artists right now, we must say that they send a strong message. Let’s talk about Lady Gaga, for instance. Aside from a bunch of dance songs, we must say that she’s capitalised the costume art, and she’s always breaking the news with a meditated eccentricity. If we take a look at some of the most successful deviantART accounts, we’ll find that although great artists like Kerem Beyit have many views on their profiles, there are other making weird stuff that have far more views than Kerem. If you listen to the radio, or take a look at the latest Youtube music video, you’ll find out that the quality of the song itself is totally insignificant. The important part of the whole thing is the message the artist is sending to the audience. In the painting field it is the same today, painter and sculptor Damien Hirst is blowing us away with sculptures in which the artistic technique is irrelevant. And what do you think of Marilyn Manson?
So, what happened to the art technique and the quality of the art itself? Gone with the wind, as I said before (LOL). That was a joke. Although it is important, today it is secondary. You can find few good artists in this field, but a true artist today has a strong message to share with the World. There is another point, and it is the ability of the artist to make us think his/her art is valuable, as I also said before. Some make a strategy to make their art become viral, sometimes the way they obtain this is the artistic point.
So what’s the future and how can I improve my art? Perhaps what I’m going to say is not politically correct, but instead of going to art school you should better think of something to come up with, something that is interesting, new, and in most cases, eccentric. Your make-up, your hair style, the theme of a work of art, the lyrics of a song. And oh, I forgot! Maybe by reading this blog you can improve! Welcome to the XXI century!!