Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pointless Art

It was very hard to pick the correct title on this one....

Firstly it was to be "contemporary art" but some of that can be quite beautiful.
Then I decided it should be "modern art" but again that doesn't narrow down the offenders enough.
So, I have picked out examples of what I consider "pointless art". I have tried to focus on the one's in Melbourne that spurred the idea of this banishment, but I am not picking on my hometown, as they have beautiful works also, and there are plenty of other towns, cities and countries that have their own.
This is a typical offender. Thousands of dollars spent on a sculpture that a 5 year old could easily do for about $1o! It is supposed to be an eagle... (correct name for this piece is "Bunjil")
Named "The Vault" but known to all who hate it as "the yellow peril" Why on earth did we commission a broken metal box!
This one is called "Cow up a Tree" I definitely think the artist was laughing all the way to the bank on completion!

I could go on all day, but I'm sure you now get my point. If you are that way inclined you can see more examples of the weird, whacky and beautiful of Melbourne here, here, here and here.
oh, and I found this article very amusing.
Things, people, places, situations etc you hate/loathe/dispise/don't like very much belong in Room 101. If you decide to do the same please comment or link as appropriate as I would love to hear yours too.


JennieBoo said...

I totally agree with you. I mean, what's the bloody point anyway?

BTW, I love how you posted witty commentary as well.

Happy weekend!

JennieBoo said...

You okay? Haven't heard from you this week....

John said...

My favourite was a glass of water (not a sculpture of one, it was a glass of water), called "an oak tree"... with a transcript on the wall of the artist's explanation (something about the transmutation of oak tree into glass of water - or is it the other way round - without changing its perceived wotsits or something)...
I so wanted to drink the water ("chainsaw", I was gonna call it -performance art) Oh, well