Art world links which caught my eye…
Epic Fail: In a Recent Exhibit, Tracey Emin’s “Art ” is Overwhelmed by a Genuine Master, Edvard Munch
If you don’t know who Tracey Emin is…you’re lucky.
In my 2018 book, Remodern America: How the Renewal of the Arts Will Change the Course of Western Civilization, I described Tracey Emin’s type of artwork:
The phenomenon of Postmodern art is a codification of the worst traits in contemporary society: plutocratic influence hawking a type of nihilism, all tarted up with tawdry narcissism and brazen incompetence. Such art offerings flatter elitist tastes. It feeds into their inflated sense of themselves as liberated forward thinkers, while at the same time affirming for them that their sordid, debased preferences are the final word on the human condition.
The elites are still trying to make this untalented UK celebrity into a respected artist. The latest gambit was to pair her in an exhibit with the legendary genius painter, Edvard Munch. Of course, it just makes her work look even more feeble.
Key quote from the article:
But some of her larger paintings in this show seem to be strangely empty of content. Although the size is bold enough, full of promise, the painted lines are very few. These are images moving toward a fuller realization of themselves, but that have, somehow, failed or stopped, leaving an inner emptiness.
Read the whole article here: HYPERALLERGENIC-The Melancholy Marriage of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch
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