According to Wikipedia, “Contemporary art can be defined variously as art produced at this present point in time or art produced since World War II. The definition of the word contemporary would support the first view, but museums of contemporary art commonly define their collections as consisting of art produced since World War II.”
I never realized I was actually defined as a comtemporary artist. My work does not look like any of the artwork I’ve seen that is being called contemporary art, but yet it meets the definition of the term. My paintings are being produced “at this present point in time” and has been “produced since World War II“, so I guess I am.
While it may be true that my work meets the definition of contemporary art, I find it very hard to imagine that the true lovers of contemporary art would find my paintings of any value to them. So I guess you could say, while I don’t have a problem with people that create contemporary art, or the people that love contemporary art, I do have a real problem with the very loose definition of the term.
Just as I don’t enjoy looking at what I would term contemporary art, I realize there are plenty of art lovers that don’t like the wildlife art I create, and that’s Ok. We’re all different and we see things differently and we enjoy looking at different things. That’s what make the world interesting and that’s what sets up apart from each other. Think how boring this world would be if everyone in it only liked to look at duck paintings.
After all, if I knew I could create a painting that I didn’t even know what it was, and sell it for $10,000.00, that’s exactly the type of art I would be producing. Well, until next time, keep your brushes clean, your colors pure, and as always, thanks for stopping by
Until next time, keep your brushes clean, your colors pure, and as always, thanks for stopping by the North Forty.
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