Maybe I’m not cool enough to understand modern art. I took this quiz on Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenlewis/quiz-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-modern-art-and-art, and got mst of the answers wrong. Now, I can sit in front of a Manet for hours (I have, actually) or spend the entire day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But a visit to the Museum of Modern Art(MoMA) and Whitney leaves me completely and utterly dissatisfied — angry even! Why am I staring at a giant 3-D furry yellow exclamation point in the middle of the floor, Whitney?! WHY? Why is there a video of a naked woman running in a field intercut with scenes of a swimming amoeba , MoMA? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Maybe I’m doing it wrong? Can you do art wrong? Is the mere fact that I am having a reaction to the pieces, albeit negative, still an artistic experience? I don’t know and I probably don’t have the intellectual capacity to answer those questions. I do know that my 19 year old cousin needs to get her self to an art gallery and exhibit her pieces. Here are some:
She’ll probably punch me for sharing these but she’s talented as hell and deserves some recognition.
That’s my rant for today. Hope you enjoy these paintings.