Monday, August 17, 2009

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Because of crap like this, I tend to take a dim view of "art". In my opinion, most "artists" are anything but. Most of them strike me as pathetic waifs with no useful skills to offer society. "Starving artists" are starving because their works are unappealing. Of course, cities like Seattle will undoubtedly spend other peoples tax dollars on these ocular horrors, since state law requires that 1% of the money spent on public works projects be given toward art.

Via Gordon, I was given a glimpse of a true artist at work. I'm sure many of you have already viewed it, but it was nonetheless awe inspiring.

The artist is Ukrainian, and she is telling the story of the Ukraine being overrun by the Germans in World War II. The effect on the audience is profound.

Despite Hollywood's best efforts, true talent will always shine though.

5 comments:

Gordon said...

thank you kindly for the link, Sir. I've watched it about ten times now--I had the laptop out at a festival, and I kept grabbing people and saying, "You have got to watch this."

I kind of liked the typewriter eraser. Perhaps because no one under 30 would have any idea what it was.

Buck said...

I'm with Gordon... I liked the typewriter eraser as well. Must be a generational thing. :D

Buckskins Rule said...

That eraser thing is close to where DN1 works. Personally, evertime I see it, I think, "WTF?".

But, I guess art is in the eye of the beholder. I'd just prefer that our tax dollars weren't frittered away on such things.

Anonymous said...

I agree there are other things to spend money on, but "pathetic waifs with no useful skills to offer society" might be a bit strong. Thank goodness none of our children are artistically inclined...

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