As much as I can appreciate and love art, there will always be exceptions to that. We’ve discussed how contemporary art ranges all over the place and can look very different. Now while I am capable of appreciating that, there are some times where even I cannot understand or see the true artistry presented in the work. Lets go over a few pieces that I don’t personally like.
“White on White” by Kazimir Malevich painted in 1918. This piece speaks for itself. No it is not just a blank canvas, the artist just took white paint and painted over an already white canvas. Truly I do not understand this piece and I think it is such a waste of space, not to be rude.
The next piece I want to focus on is called “My Bed” by Tracey Emin from 1998. This piece is supposed to have a deeper meaning for the artist, including underlying tones of depression and such. Personally though I just do not enjoy this piece. Looking at someones unkept and dirty bed whether it be an art piece or not really does nothing for me.
Lastly I wanted to talk about “Equivalent VIII” by Carl Andre in 1966. Another piece that I believe speaks for itself. I just think that whenever I look at this I just think of my basic woodshed class that was required in middle school. It just feels like a bored kid put these blocks together on the floor and took a photo. Personally I do not see what’s so artistic about this piece.