Saturday, May 21, 2016
Why modern art is boring
Modern art, especially poetry, spends too much time trying to say unimportant things in supposedly clever and shocking ways. Juvenile smuttiness and uninformed witticisms become just plain boring.
A creative affirmation of the sacred is the best subject for poetry, music, and art in general, and that includes many subjects in many cultures for both high and low art.
Human history, in the long run, shows this to be true. So when will this philosophy of art seriously restart?