Posted: Apr 22, 2011 10:07 am
by def
Like AndreD, it's generally not my cup of tea either. I was an art major, but generally gave up studying museum work past 1960.

What they often call animal art is made by animals, but the trainer is doing two things: selecting the palate, and taking it away at a certain point. If they didn't take it away, the animal would just keep smearing the paint around until it was a big smudge.

Of course, I think they need to be very selective in the artists they choose. A lot of abstract expressionists weren't as vague and featureless as the ones in the first post.

This article is a good indictment of the gallery system, which is an art unto itself, and not a sign of artistic talent. Which is why I dropped out of it.