I don't get why some (dead) artists are so highly respected. I'm talking about the one's like Piet Mondrian. Google some of his paintings.
I don't understand what is so great about this. I have an art historyish class, and the first day gave me a weird impression of it. The class is going to analyze works of art... an example was a stoplight sculpture, this one to be exact:
The class was asked to analyze it. "Loren, what do you think of it?" "I think it symbolized time!" "Good job Loren, you get an A+".
And that's the impression the class gave me. I'm trying to look at this with an open mind, but I just don't see the point of this.
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Now the Piet Modrian paintings, I don't see what is so great about them. It's just straight lines and squares, that's all. When I think of drawings and paintings, I prefer realistic ones, and by realistic I don't mean that is has to be true to life, a guy wielding an 800 pound sword if fine by me. By realistic, I mean that the lighting, the reflections, and the shadows are all believable, and that you can make out what the subject is.
But with this... straight lines and squares, I can't point my finger about what's so great. Is it the colors? Because there's very few.