WELCOME TO SEA WORLD YOU LITTLE FUCKERS
WELCOME TO SEA WORLD YOU LITTLE FUCKERS
Monday’s not so bad
Before I tell my story, I want to say that the fact that this conversion/argument is even taking place at all, that there is discussion, is proof that it is an effective piece. It made people think, it made people feel. Whether someone them think idioticly or not, they’re only making the work more successful.
Anyway, a few summers ago I went to Paris with my family and we spent like an entire day in the Pompidou - which, for those you might not know, is the huge and incredible and best-ever modern art museum. But I didn’t really appreciate most of it while I was there. I hate two entire facebook photo albums full of pictures of the pieces there, and all the captions are mocking the pieces. Now that I’ve grown up into a hopefully less obnoxious version of myself, I’m just thankful to have those pictures whether the captions are stupid or not.
But anyway, the piece that stuck with me most was something that, at the time, I just called “that urinal on a pedestal”, but later learned is “The Fountain” and it’s by Marcel Duschamp.
It is legitimately just a urinal sitting on a pedestal with a signature on it.
So at the time it was memorable because I thought it was funny, because I was an immature 15 year old girl. And some people might still think it is. They might think it’s funny, or they might think it’s annoying, or whatever. But that’s the thing - that is exactly the point of this piece.
The point of The Fountain is to challenge the idea of what art is and what it isn’t. Does it have it follow certain guidelines? Does it have to be symbolic?
Yes, it was easy to make. Yes, you could do it yourself. But the point it is making is so clearly valuable that it’s being discussed all over tumblr for a piece completely unrelated.
Art doesn’t have to be difficult to make for it to be of value, and you don’t have to comprehend it. The fact is, when I was an immature 15 year old in Paris, I didn’t comprehend it at all, and yet it still stuck in my mind for exactly the reason it was intended to. I was skeptical whether or not it counted as art, and that was the intention. To make people question it. It made me think, it made me feel, and it changed the way I perceive some things. That is art, whether you get it or not.
you have addressed a point I have not addressed yet tonight and you have done it fabulously
This is so fucking stupid. “A Herp Derp! I’m going to throw a piece of rusted metal against a wall and reflect on how DEEP and MEANINGFUL IT IS.” Bitch… I’m just… I … *throws hands up and leaves*
oh my god people complaining that modern art is stupid my least favorite thing
oh waaah waaah somebody likes something another person did waaah waaah anyone could do this it’s just a piece of metal waaah waaah I bet there was no thought process behind this waaah waaah I don’t understand the piece and therefore it should be worthless to everyone waaah waaah
I don’t like modern art. I don’t understand it. To me this is something from my dad’s garage that was taken into a room where it shouldn’t be allowed leaned against a white wall. Pointless, meaningless, inspires me to only think about the poor bastard that has to sweep the rust off the floor at night… and the pain inflected by my mother in the rump had I brought this in her house as a child. I don’t begrudge others their enjoyment. Many don’t understand the art of movie making, an art that I am not necessarily passionate about, but understand and can see.
I hate to point out the obvious to Vondell Swain, but this could in fact be done by anyone. There is no talent involved. I present you with my father, who put a peice of rusted sheet metal against his white wooden wood shop in the same manner if memory serves. He did not have lighting, and the floor was dirt… but the point still stands, anyone can do this.
Someone (like me) who does not understand art in general, especially modern art, can easily put this in the category of “no thought involved”. I’m really kind of curious how many hours did the artist sit, rusted sheet metal in hand, in a white room and ponder about his canvas and final creation. No I don’t understand it, but I don’t really see a gigantic amount of brain power taken to create this. And honestly, neither does anyone else. No one but the artist knows how long this took. It could have been 5 minutes, it could have been 5 months. No one knows how much thought was put behind this. It could have been a great deal, or it could have been next to none. Left or right of the fence, both sides are still just in the bitching field.
Finally, if this piece or any other is inspiring to others, that’s great! If it moves or inspires emotions, that is the purpose of all art, regardless of field. However, I would invite anyone who would berate or belittle chipwhitehouse to take a moment and think of things around the world that inspire people that you may find stupid. If you are an atheist, maybe it’s religion. If you like movies, maybe it’s architecture. If it’s webdesign, maybe it’s comic books. If it’s game design, maybe it’s fonts. If you are a democrat, maybe it’s republicans. Then I invite you to please QQ more, your tears taste like candy. Not everyone has the same tastes. Fonts are just words, comics are just stories, movies are just entertainment, architecture is just buildings, and this is just a hunk of rusty metal leaning on a wall.
ah come on dude i explored this argument in-depth and very thoroughly hours ago
did you just respond to the one post or did you read the entire lengthy passionate dialogue i had with several other pleasant and reasonably intelligent people afterward
i don’t want to just say all the same things i said again in different words
it’s 3:08 AM and i’m not as eloquent as i was when i did this the first time so i’m just going to skip to the point and point out that your opinion on this subject is absolutely obnoxious, tasteless, immature, and entirely insufferable
Vondell being actually angry at ignorant people is, I think, my favourite thing in the world.
3/4 of the people who have reblogged this have no idea what the design even is
shut the fuck up
jesus fucking christ i fucking hate people who get all fucking pretentious about knowing fucking bullshit like what a fucking pink floyd album looks like god fucking dammit go fuck yourselves who even fucking cares FUCK anyway wow this nail design is amazing
how about a round of applause for the person who did the design rather than being an asshole about an album, because W O W.
I NEE DTHIS SO BAD
wtf? Are you all serious, Pink Floyded? is that a joke??
Have none of you dipshits even heard of physics, this is the splitting of white light and it is called fukin science
I hate our generation