Disturbing art

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by un-named, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. un-named

    un-named Songster

    Sep 15, 2010
    At the art place at the Minnesota state fair, there is a painting of a bunch of chicken heads, nothing but the severed butchered heads lying on the ground.
    Kinda disturbing in my opinion. Realistic, a part of life, yes, but I gotta wonder what the person who felt inspired to paint it was thinking about.
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    They were thinking, "I am a starving artist, but I am not THAT hungry."
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Perhaps they wanted people at the fair to think about the fate of those fried chicken-whatevers they just grabbed at the midway was?
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I don't know if I'd find it disturbing on the artists part; after all it's part of art to invoke a response.
    But... I'd wonder about the person that would hang it in their house.

    Imp- maybe it's abattoir art. [​IMG]
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    I agree with Imp. Art is getting stranger and stranger... Who would buy that? Seriously?
    If I mount a dead cat on my wall, would that be art?
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Personally, I think that kind of "art" is NOT art. Don't care if I disagree with art critics about it, but art is a whole lot more than merely invoking a response.
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    Art to me, can exist to the beholder or the maker (the process of creating is art to some). I don't care much about trying to define art, I just know what I like/am interested in and what I don't. If someone tells me, "ha, it's art cause I made you mad"...okay. Still not paying $550 for it. XD
  8. Baymule

    Baymule Crowing

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Ummm..... chicken soup ingredients??? [​IMG]
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    It's unusual for art like that to be shown at the state fair, they usually have certain guidelines restricting certain subject matters.

    I used to be in the "art world" as a fine artist a lot when I was younger and there are people who are willing to pay top dollar for unusual art. Some like gross, disturbing, violent and pornographic subject matter and pay thousands of dollars for stuff like that. When I was an art student, instructors pushed students heavily against traditional and/or realistic art. Many galleries promote a lot of artists that push boundaries or make a statement.

    That's why I am not part of the "art world" that much anymore.
  10. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3

    Quote:Ugh! [​IMG] Just, eww....I wouldn't even consider that art....But to each his or her own.

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