How can you not love this painting?
The talent of the artists shines. You can see the years of training and hard work and study and perseverance.
However, there is some art I just don’t understand. It is what I call "Lazy Art." Art that really serves no purpose, art that can be done by a preschooler.
Now, I know there are critics who pan the work of Jackson Pollack, because they see it as merely drips of paint on canvas.
I feel the movement of the piece, the energy. I respect the idea and the abstract nature of the piece.
Here is what I don’t get:
That you could buy at Home Depot and then paint and glue onto this board.
For about $12.
Not only that, but someone has to guard it.
Guess what else was in the same room:
I wonder if this guard is very happy.
A whole museum of things like this …
… and yet he gets to stand by the stripes of colors that remind me of paint sample swatches. Poor guy. Makes you wonder what he did to piss of the museum admin people.“Harold was late to work three times last month, give him Room 9-B to guard today.”
“Are you sure? Ellen was a no-show yesterday, I think she deserves it more.”“Good point. And Mike got a great compliment from a customer the other day, so he can guard the Van Goghs.”
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