Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Any which way you see it

Is it art if a painting doesn't give you a clue about which is the right side up? And following on from that, does it matter (other than to the painter) if said painting is on its side, bottom, front or back?

Questions, questions...


7 comments:

??! said...

Oh such drama. This is what is called total doofassness.

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Vereee modern art then;)

Kamini said...

I had to laugh at the comment in the linked article "The point of these is the lines create a sort of gate image when they are horizontal which can lead to a totally different interpretation when vertical because that really is the wrong way round."
Can someone tell me what that is supposed to mean? Or why this painting might be worth a fortune? Poor, old-fashioned me, I'm completely out of my depth here.

brinda said...

Sigh! You philistines obviously don't *get* art. Watsisname is making a powerful statement here about... um... something. We should all respect that and start a campaign to get modern art hung back to front.

shyam said...

Brinda: I'd stop at "hung" except I'd make it "hanged" - and I refer to the modern artist! :)

brinda said...

um... this modern artist did it all by himself (yes, yes, i'm un-PC. what to do?)

mg said...

From the little I know, Rothko was interested in fields of colour and light and their relationship to each other. I like looking at his paintings even if one can't attach a "meaning" to them or decide which way to hang them.