Everything is art, Whether you like it or not. Everything done with intention is art, As described in one of the posts, But I disagree that splatter paint is without intention. Did the pain decide to splatter on its own will? Obviously a human intended to splatter it, Therefore it's art.
All photography is art, Regardless of how low quality or abstract it may be. Someone's intention, A press of a button is required to photograph, Therefore it's art.
Sex is art because someone is choosing to do it aka doing it with intention. It doesn't happen spontaneously. The universe doesn't just decide to throw two people together and make them have sex. Therefore, It is art.
It does not matter if you think some piece of art is beautiful, Attractive, Skilful, Of good quality, Or pleasant to look at. Art is not there to please. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. ” - Banksy. Although even if it doesn't do any of that, It's still art.
Not all "abstract" art is splatter. Abstract just means that it isn't drawn to life. Favoring the ideas and concepts in the piece over a realistic portrayal. For example, Many of the pieces by Natasha Russu. Just give her name a google and check it out, Her art is a brilliant example of what Abstract art could be. Instead of outright blocking abstract, We should instead redefine it.
Firstly, I notice that a lot of your arguments are the same point, That there is a lack of skill in creating abstract art and to that I say you're missing the point. The point of abstract art is not always to show skill, It is to portray emotion. We are the most emotional and creative when we are children because we have no grasp on how the world works and how to fit in, So the fact that a child can do it doesn't make the famous artists any less talented because the artist is trying to express that emotion and most of them didn't start because they knew they were going to earn a lot. Jackson Pollock puts it perfectly when he says "If people would just look at the paintings, I don't think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It's like looking at a bed of flowers, You don't tear your hair out over what it means. "
I'm a 17 year old A-Level student (at an average college) that's not doing particularly well so to say we are all "stuck up" and "art school snobs" is utterly ridiculous, It doesn't take a genius to realise that the purpose of abstract art is for the artist to release emotion, Its almost therapeutic for them and they don't need your ignorance and impertinence because their art is an escape for them not an excuse for your rudeness.
Also, I am a fan of comic art and short animations and to say the artists are "better people" and "loved more" is really just clutching at straws and not relevant to this debate. Plus, The fact that graphic artist don't earn enough doing their "passion" is not abstract artists fault. Only a miniscule percentage of artists in general get recognition, Money and fame for their "passion", People know that and they still create so it shows they don't care for the money, They just enjoy the process and the money is purely a bonus, Not a goal.
While I disagree with your small-minded opinions, It's your right to hold them, But I advise care in revealing it in the future, As a spot on your fridge could be worth £50m to someone else.
If something can not be defined within rational limits then either it does not exist or it is everything. Over time, People tend to push the limits of the definition or ignore it completely and try to redefine the term. For instance, The word "sport". It has been so diluted that some even consider video games as playing a sport. Same thing with art. One of the classic ideals of art is that it is on purpose and never accidental. In painting, Every bit of paint was placed intentionally. Tho some abstract art follows this rule, Others like the one pictured has paint that was splattered in an unpredictable way so could have not been intentional therefore not art.
Abstract forms of art like splatter paint should not be considered a type of art because of the lack of skill required to create, The outcome of the art isn't appealing and is not compatible to other actual works of great artists like Da Vinchi. The abstract is not a form of art.
The Art World has gone from reverence for works like the Mona Lisa to celebrating a plain white screen as a masterpiece. "Abstract" art represents the degeneration of mind and soul in the civilized world - instead of representing a tangible idea, Place, Person, Concept, Or theme, The abstract seeks to avoid all of that in favor of simply existing to be worshipped. In other words, People have gone from celebrating a golden calf to a blank screen - a symptom of the decline of Man.
While abstract art often doesn't represent anything, It is often revered, And worshipped, By those familiar with the modern art industry - blank portraits can sell for millions of dollars at a time, And the work of a 6 year old could be passed off as the work of a famous modern-artist. Abstract Art represents nothing more than the folly of Pride in one's self over all that is sensible; Jewish Rabbinical Scholars write of the concept, “Pride is truly equivalent to idolatry. For the main root principle of idolatry consists in man’s acknowledgement of something existing in its own right apart and separate from God’s holiness, And does not involve a complete denial of God” (Tanya, Chapter 22).
Needless to say, A significant number of fellow Jews celebrate abstract art despite claiming to be Jews - and therefore, Subject to Rabbinical and Biblical law regarding idolatry and sin, Generally speaking. It is increasingly ironic that the decline of mankind itself has put a sick, Totalitarian regime like Nazi Germany in a sensible light - they referred to "abstract art" as degenerate art. It was a very accurate portrayal, As we have fallen far since the degeneration of civilization began. Had they not blamed all Jews for the works of a very small number of false Jews, Perhaps God would have shown them mercy.
Abstract Art, And modern art in general, Only serves to assault the spirit. Plus, Are you ever curious about what all of that money put into the industry is for? It goes into sex trafficking, Just saying.
It looks like a child found some paint and threw it on a canvas. Why would anyone want a piece of crap hung up in their house. They might as well throw up on a canvas because that's what it looks like. Don't be stupid, ! ! ! ! !
I like different types of arts styles from realist romantic and all of the oldies what bugs me is cubism and onward. Post modern and abstract. A child can draw like that and even better than "modern artist". Modern artist are all one trick ponies that try to make something "new" and shocking and do public stunts but the truth is that they suck and could not even paint realistic or even a proper stick figure.
The real crime is that they are paid millions of dollars for making trash while graphic artist and cartoon artist make chump change and can barely keep doing their passion.
You stuck up people would never accept comic artists and animation artists into your fold. They are better people than you and people actually love them more than you will ever will be. No one even knows who you people are.
Lets hope you never meet me in a dark alley because I can make art with my fists and take your money and pay real artists.