Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blogging about “Art Baloney”

It’s not easy to write about art. Here is splendidly awful proof from a major art publication:

“This juxtaposition of abstraction and objective representation demonstrates that he is less interested in the opposition between the two than in producing an ambivalent, almost musical, formalized pictorial space, in which line and plane melt into irregular, multilayered patterns.” ?!?!

That is baloney, any way you slice it.

It seems that well-intentioned writers of art reviews and museum catalogs, and even sincere artists themselves, can get lost in the complexities of trying to describe what is often indescribable. When that happens the result is a bloated, convoluted and nonsensical jumble of verbage — unsuitable for human comprehension.

For more, go to Art Baloney Blog, a “collection of the most egregious and pretentious art speak or outright BS” it can manage to unearth. And they invite readers to email fresh (or stale) art baloney.

If you enjoy this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing you will enjoy.

Visit the BINDERS website at www.bindersart.com!

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