Flustered by the drivel that passes for 'great' art?

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The Art Renewal Center

Lost in the gutter of Cubism, Modernism, Post-modernism, Expressionism, Dadaism and other rubbishisms? Find real art at the ARC.

False Gods

They can't draw or paint or create a half-decent artwork but are worshiped by the art establishment as Gods. We prefer to remain infidels and refuse to kowtow to the False Gods of Art.

How the culture-vultures impoverished my soul

One expects art to ennoble our souls, much like a novel by Victor Hugo or a film by Bimal Roy. Instead, stepping into a gallery is like stepping on shit -bullshit.

Critiquing the critics

We smack down these smug bastards and their idiotic art-jargonese con mucho gusto!

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Feb 28, 2007

Are you going to believe your lying eyes?

I have always wondered at how normal, apparently rational people are only too willing to suspend not only logic but plain common sense when it comes to art.
For example, I used to wonder as a kid why something like this 'Bindu' should be considered great art. After all these years , I still have not found a rational explanation. Just what is it that makes it 'great'? Surely, little talent or skill is required to paint this(if you do not believe this , try painting something like this yourself.You will find that even a novice can do this in a few attempts) , so it must be something else. Just what?

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