Can’t be arsed. Good is good in my book. (Which incidentally IS good…! 😉 ) Purists suck cock – but only cock that comes from the genre THEY approve of… THAT sucks… Lets talk about music first. – Classical? Funk? Indie? Punk? Drum N’ Bass? Prog Rock? Metal? Death Metal? Northern Soul? Pop? Garage? House? Deep House? Garage? Etc. Etc.? WHo gives a fuck? Really? Good music is GOOD MUSIC… Listen to this song – https://open.spotify.com/track/2dG4zJhjTK9BkcQQTM9A57 – it says exactly what I’m talking about… Art is the same – like what you like, that’s the whole point –

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”― John Lydgate

I guarantee you all know or have heard this quote but do you know who wrote it? I’ll wager 10:1 you dont..
John Lydgate of Bury (c. 1370 – c. 1451) was a monk and poet. He was admitted to the Benedictine monastery of Bury St. Edmunds at fifteen and became a monk there a year later. Having literary ambitions (he was an admirer of Geoffrey Chaucer and a friend to his son, Thomas).
Surprised?
Art falls into the sane field of dicussion. A lot of people can’t stand past masters – they don’t get it – and nor should they.
It’s all subjective. I suspect for the majority of people, that are parents, their favourite piece is something done by their pre-schooler stuck to their fridge.
I once had 48 hours to fill an art space with an exhibition. Talk about pressure – did I do it? – yes. I combined my own ideas with pieces done by daughter (who’s blind and autistic) – we called it “Blind Drunk” (for obvious reasons) – it was a great success and we sold pieces – you can see it here – https://www.facebook.com/carl.baumann.71/media_set?set=a.10153752864787907.649617906&type=3
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and necessity is definitely the mother of invention…
More to follow soon on this topic…
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