Modern Art - A Skeptical View

by  Mani de Li

Modern Academic Art certainly doesn't need another boring revolution but it could use a small revolt. These pages contain some amusing short essays and a few examples of my artwork.

If you have any doubts about the greatness of Picasso, Matisse, Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, etc. and wish to hear a view from another perspective, read on.

No Skill  No Art

After eighty years of unchallenged praise for the most idiotic examples of artwork passed off as great masterpieces, its time for a bit of politically incorrect counter jargon along with some serious criticism.

 

If you like any recent work that doesn't look like floor covering posing as
art, you're behind the times.

Bouguereau

Cezanne

Picasso

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ITS NOT THAT UGLY

ITS NOT THAT BEAUTIFUL

NO GREAT IMPROVEMENT

All the paintings on this web site are reproduced for non-profit educational purposes only

Some of My Work
Advice for Students
No Skill No Art
Artspeak
An Example of Artspeak
Raising Prices
Behind the behind
Parody and Laughter as Criticism
Critique by Comparison
Good and Evil
Modern Artists I Like
Any Comments?
Links 

 

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Before the advent of the Internet this kind of criticism was impossible.

Copyright 1997-2002 Mani de Li
2005-09-04
Modern Art, Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Pollock, de Kooning, Johns, Rothko, Miro, Warhol, Cezanne, Kline, Chagall, Dali, Greenberg, Bauhaus, Barnet Newman, Calder, Castelli, Dubuffet, Duchamp, Gorkey, Guston, Kandinsky, Hans Hofmann, Clement Greenberg, Paul Klee, Motherwell