I always question why someone dislikes a particular artist's body of work; I always ask the specific reasons why. Bill, you made a general statement without backing it up with reasons. What is it that you dislike in Picasso's work? Inchoate answers don't cut it with me. I think that's childish. If you're going to go public on the Net with an opinion, have the respect for your readers to inform them. Otherwise, you have no credibility and wasting others time.Best, Bob R
I have an adult opinion with a reason. I love Picasso's work as an excellent example of a shrewd person correctly assessing the ridiculous direction the art world was headed and cashing in. Picasso said that he laughed all the way to the bank. But I guess his opinion also wasn't credible, because I don't recall him giving reasons as to why he thought it was so funny when people tried to attach meaning to his work. Maybe because it was self evident. I read a fascinating rebuttal that quoted Picasso and then argued with him using all the correct buzzwords, so I suppose that's more credible by modern standards.
Back to the subject of the image in art. People have to be told by the arbiters which artist's work is to be appreciated. Brain function is not an allowed element in correct art appreciation in modern times, only sheep instincts. So the image, if in fact one can be discerned, is irrelevant.
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