I mentioned a while back in here that I don’t really get art.
Yeah, that’s still the case.
Earlier today I was looking at a post on LAist about the top ten artists in LA. I decided to check them out. Surely if they are the best ones, I’ll find something that speaks to me, right?
I totally get that these people are talented. I couldn’t draw/paint things that look like… well, things. So, I can appreciate that part of it.
And I understand that a lot of art has a message of some sorts. Like one of those dudes has a painting called “4-headed hydra of Madison Ave.” or some such. I get it. He thinks advertising is evil. Yeah, well, water is wet.
I want to see art that makes me stop and say, “Wow.”
I did see some photos from the Banksy show in L.A. that showed pieces that impressed me. Some of it was very clever. But, I don’t think that it moved me.
I also get that art would have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. But, shouldn’t I feel a little something even from photos online?
Am I a robot inside, people??
So, my mission for you good folks is to find art online someplace that will move me. Even if it is just a little bit. What are your favourites?
You can link it in the comments or e-mail me directly.
I also don’t “get” poetry, but one step at a time.