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A new thread about the importance of beauty and the decline in architecture. Why do we often create or build things that are an assault on our senses these days? Why can't people have surroundings tha

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On 10/21/2020 at 2:42 PM, EnigmaticWorld said:

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From that to cubism. smh

 

"Cubism is still the most important art movement for the same reason that John D. is still the most important Rockefeller." - Brad Holland

 

What did Brad mean by that?

Same thing happens with Music, and any form of art. Everything goes in line with the system's injection of automat mentality. Emotions are seen as weak, forbidden, not good to have. You are a freak if you express love with sex. Sex must be devoid of love. No love. No beauty. No feelings. That's what it has been for a long time, and now well... there's very little humanity left in the world as we know.

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29 minutes ago, atenea said:

Same thing happens with Music, and any form of art. Everything goes in line with the system's injection of automat mentality. Emotions are seen as weak, forbidden, not good to have. You are a freak if you express love with sex. Sex must be devoid of love. No love. No beauty. No feelings. That's what it has been for a long time, and now well... there's very little humanity left in the world as we know.

 

No likes, but well said.

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The battle to save NYC’s monuments from woke mobs is far from over
https://nypost.com/2021/01/22/the-battle-to-save-nycs-monuments-from-woke-mobs-is-far-from-over/

 

'Where do Andrew Yang and Scott Stringer stand on destroying public art? Who do they think should make those decisions? The people must decide, because these monuments belong to the people. They are ours and we have every right to protect them.'

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The value and importance of beauty in our current world is immeasurable. I feel that beauty decades ago was more refined and appreciated, whereas now a lot of what is artificial and tacky may be regarded as beautiful. But what is real beauty?

The Pre-Raphaelite movement began in 1848 by three founding members (Rossetti, Hunt and Millais) who adopted a moral high ground with sincere depictions of religious, romantic and natural themes. This later evolved into Neo-Classicism, also referred to as later Pre-Raphaelites, like Godward, Collier and Waterhouse who expressed emotion and romanticism. Allied to the Pre-Raphaelites was designer William Morris, a producer of fine textiles, wallpaper, furniture and stained glass (which is still popular today).

Much modern art is obscurism, framed in flowery, opaque language. In my view it has little value or meaning to it, being pretentious with fake significance ascribed to it, the purpose being to convince the observer they are looking at something of beauty that is in fact completely meaningless, or even plain ugly.

Gallery visitors and critics not wanting to be perceived as unsophisticated engage in and promote the pretence that items of paint randomly thrown at canvasses are valid treasures with dressed up, deep messages. But, of course, they are lying to themselves. It is self-delusion at work. They do not have the honesty and integrity to accept what is vacuous and false. This form of art tends to be a closed society, elitist and fraudulent. The elevation of the mediocre.

Pushing the boundaries of art is fine, but calling an unmade bed ‘art’ or depicting an open can of beans on a concrete slab does not to me have intrinsic beauty.

To my mind art is something objectively attractive and takes skill and talent to create. Beauty in art is a rewarding, sensory experience of shape, harmony of form, composition and colour. Here are some examples.

Flora, by Evelyn de Morgan (1894), Masque of the Four Seasons (Walter Crane 1905), Ophelia (Arthur Hughes 1863), Fleurs [Flower Panels] (Élisabeth Sonrel c.1900).

 

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