Before I start this thread I'd just like to start this thread of right, without ruching into it, and having too much passion and not enough coherance, or rather just plain not enough coherance. So I hope this thread is more succesful than the last one I have started. I am immature and I have a lot to learn, so this thread I hope will help me do that. Just understand when you are posting in this thread that my thoughts are far from complete, and I am using this to discover and to flesh out my thoughts and ideas, and gain perspective from those around me.
Alright, I have attempted several times to flesh out my thoughts, but I thought that they were too ambiguous and more counter-productive than helpful, so I would just like you to respond to the statement: 'Some art work can be viewed as just plain bad'. I hope you have some thoughts that are better explained than mine, and encompass both sides of the argument.
But here is my response. That yes some art work can just be viewed as plain bad. I have seen plays that were just bad. The dialogue had holes in it, the artist (if they can be viewed as artists, thought often are profiteers in disguise of artists) had no vision, or complete thought. The painting could just be badly drawn, or the whole concept of the painting or the performance peice was faulty. That they just didn't understand the world.
Some other questions I have been mulling around in my head is how art should not be compared, by that I mean in terms of which one is better, but that they should be interpreted or judged (I don't think this professor that prompted this, said judged) or understood or evaluated in it's own terms. That you shouldn't quantitavely put pieces of art works on a scale from Leanardo Da Vinci, and Picasso down to say a child or in theatrical terms, Brecht/Beckett all the way down to... shit I can't think of a bad playwright I hate right now, so lets just say me
. What you should do is just appreciate the artists work and evaluate it in it's own terms.
Forgive me for my ramblings, and I hope that some of you can lend me your understanding so I can move from this highschool level debate.