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Thread #160763   Message #3825874
Posted By: Steve Shaw
11-Dec-16 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
"Should we then by the same token ask all those abstract artists who won prizes to explain their art?"

Yes we should. If it looks like bullshit it's down to them, if they want to retain our interest, to explain why it isn't. What is art if it doesn't reach out and grab you by the lapels? Art is about edification, not deliberate obfuscation. The true artist urgently wants to communicate and to enlighten. Enjoy your heaps of twisted metal, your piles of bricks, your dirty bed linen, your sliced sheep, your diamond-encrusted skulls, your "enigmatic" paint splodges, your bleeding heads and your piss flowers. Taking-the-piss flowers, more like.

"Ah, but you only THINK it's a just pile of bricks..." 😂😂😂