Posted by wendy b. on May 13, 2002, at 12:17:47
In reply to Re: Actually, religion is the opiate. Art is... » beardedlady, posted by kid_A on May 11, 2002, at 6:01:31
> i know, i was just shamelessly ripping off someone elses words for my own whimsical purposes...
> mark rothko...? i love mark rothko...
I'll second that! Kid, have you ever been to the states? Texas as a whole aside - Bush's state, snobs about bar-b-que - Houston has a Rothko Chapel:
I'm no religious person, but going there and sitting in that environment Rothko created was as close as I've come to Nirvana in my life, except maybe holding my daughter in my arms for the first time...
My mother took us to the Albright-Knox in Buffalo, a haven for Abstract Expressionism, when we were very young, I remember being there as a 4-yr old, so that movement has a special place in my heart, I will always love those paintings. I speak from my little position as a degreed- art historian, and filmmaker.
That museum has the "greatest hits" of abstraction expressionism, and a lot of other marvelous art...
Anyway, I would agree with the Bearded One that the Kincaid and the big-eyed children are the worst offenders posing as "art" (whatever that is). They bother me immensely! The anti-christ! Also the black-velvet paintings, whether or not they are of Elvis...
love your thread, hope you are feeling well, you sound good,