TechJunkie wrote:Shaun, if you expect your kid to be stupid then he will be. My kid is still talking about those paintings. She doesn't understand them on the same level that you do but she had a chance to see them. Seeing Starry Night in person is a lot different from seeing a picture that some Montessori teacher holds up while a pack of toddlers crawls all over her. The idea that it's not even worth the time to show them these things makes me sad for your child.
LOL!!! Starry Night hangs in my son's room. Guernica hangs in my dining room. Copies of Michaelangelo's works are spread around the house, and others. I'm an art fanatic and classical pianist. The kid is exposed to art, been to the National Gallery in London, reads sheet music (Hot Cross Buns, etc), and does scribble scrabble for fun....but all that aside, I'm not going to pretend that he understands what good art is. Someday he will, but he's nowhere near that point. And neither is your kid.
TechJunkie wrote:I went in with a simple message tailored for my kid and her current point in development that she could understand: Technique and art are two different things, and scribble-scrabble can be art. She gets it. It was well worth fifty bucks and a couple of hours of my time.
Scribble-scrabble is scribble-scrabble, a bunch of mindless nothing. A monkey can do it, and that's why it's not art. Art is a selective and conscious recreation of reality that requires some sort of technique and skill. Big difference. Anyone can scribble-scrabble, including a monkey, but not everyone can have human skill. If you think scribble-scrabble is art, then obviously this can be considered art:
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qwpuio rvhyiwqo rvywqo rvwqovu rrwqovui pwq
safhisah gnjqdh gnkljadsh gnilfrynrncwqio nc
A monkey could type that, but if that were displayed at Art Basel, the pedantic frauds hanging around would exclaim, "OMG OMG...what progressive poetry! Not bound by the rules! Breaking the norms and challenging the slavery of language!! Don't you see it? Don't you see it?"
Normal people would just say, "what a load of crap".