Art in the Headlines

12 04 2013
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Jackson Pollock, ‘The Key’, 1946 (via ibiblio.org).

Ah, Jackson Pollock.

What’s that, you say? Your two-year-old could have done that?

Well, perhaps you’re right… from The Age … 

‘Toddler young at art but showing a maturity to turn a profit.’ **

To all you jaded and mature-age art practitioners… meet what is described in reporter Matthew Dunn’s article as “art in its purest form, untouched by life’s pollutants and representative of what is important and beautiful”. Art made by a two-year-old. There’s your problem. You’re all far too polluted.

So there you go.

** ‘Young at art’. Love it. Those puns just pen themselves.

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14 04 2013
redearthbluesky

Less polluted than Malevich’s Black square?

Anyway, while the two-year-old is able to produce un-polluted art, we are unable to appreciate un-polluted art because our eyes have been polluted by cultural meanings that affect the way we interpret things. One source of those pollutants is art writing (Mathew Dunn’s work included.) So if we want to improve our vision, we better stop reading art critics and promoters.

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