Usually people say that art is beauty, emotion, and a snapshot in time. Something that expresses you, and you made it with your own touch. It’s like music and food, you can’t tell someone what to like and what not to like. I won’t talk about little kids’ paintings or some snapshots on walls. I think that art, the great art, which is made by people who call themselves ‘artists’ , for money, for another people can be criticized and has to be.

I appreciate people who start new style, whose idea it is.

Ex: Black square

By the pioneer of the avant-garde Suprematist movement, Black Square may by Kzimir Malevich’s most famous piece.  Malevich had discovered the art notion of “zaum”, a state where experience occurs outside the naturally perceived world. This led to Suprematism: a movement focused on geometric forms. Malevich would a sequel of sorts 5 years later, “Suprematist Composition: White on White”: a square canvas painted entirely white.

Interesting is that this painting was created 1913. That year born American Abstract painter Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967), who was the most known for works in different shades of the same color (all red, all blue, all white) in the 1950s.
Reinhardt is best known for his so-called “black” paintings of the 1960s. They were different, made from smaller squares, different color’s shadings. But maybe the most shocking was this one- plain black’s. Also this painter claimed : “Art is too serious to be taken seriously.”

Another American painter, minimalist, conceptual artist Robert Ryman, who born 1930, differently loved white color.

Ryman’s most famous quote is “There is never any question of what to paint only how to paint.”  Maybe only white color wasn’t the new idea, but having ‘white painting style’ or exposing ‘white canvas’ were.

Also it’s understandable why many people don’t understand such an art. Things what can be created by yourself maybe are less respected.  Sometimes I only think another people thought that these creations are too simple to be exposed and called ‘examples of the great art’. Or maybe they didn’t see the reason to expose it as this doesn’t require very big imagination. But earlier or later there is someone who does something very elementary and enters to history.

Not aesthetic  art

Art has various functions: educational,  aesthetic, historical, emotional, psychological and etc. I personally think that art has to be along with aesthetics. Maybe because I prefer  art’s function to give a pleasure to enjoy it. Still I think it’s good that such an art exists: it gives a possibility to look differently, it  introduces with subjects or imaginary aspects which people aren’t susceptible to think about.
Francis Bacon (1909- 1992) was an Anglo-Irish figurative painter known for his bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Bacon’s painterly but abstract figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Since his death, Bacon’s reputation has steadily grown.

I believe that one artist inspires another. Of course, from one style is born another one. From less shocking we can see more shocking.

Orlan (Mireille Suzanne Francette Porte), French artist, who was born in 1947. She’s best known for her work with plastic surgery in the early to mid nineties.

1990 La Ré-Incarnation de Sainte Orlan ou Image(s), Nouvelle(s) image(s). She is transforming her face, but her aim is not to attain a commonly held standard of beauty. Orlan is the only artist working so radically with her own body, asking questions about the status of the body in society. Since May 1990 she has undergone a series of plastic surgical operations to transform herself into a new being, modelled on Venus, Diana, Europa, Psyche and Mona Lisa. This feminist narcissist used all reliquaries left from operations (blood, bandages, her body) and transformed to art.

2001 showed movie ‘Ornal Carnal Art’. The film chronicals a series of operations performed on Orlan, who intent on completely changing her appearance. These operations however, are not an attempt to change her apperance for purposes of beauty, but is instead an attempt to change her appearance to what beauty was considered at different points in history. Through this she attempts to show how she can manipulate and change the body through science and technology.

IS THIS ART ?

Michael Landy (born 1963) is an English conceptional and installations’ artist. Landy’s most recent project Art Bin was a new installation for the South London Gallery described by the artist as ‘a monument to creative failure’. Artists and collectors were invited to apply to dispose of works of art via a dedicated website Art Bin.

What will be next ?

Maybe when very simple, casual things become art there is no more space to create something and people start looking for talents around themselves. I guess everyone can say that his kid is an artist, but not everyone can say this about his animal or pet.

I guess this woman will be an inspiration for people who already call themselves ‘artists and maybe after few years will appear some installations like white room and cat running with painted claws…

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