Sunday, January 15, 2012

A parade of naked emperors

Why do I have no interest in the "mainstream" art world?

Well, this:

Walking publicity stunt tapped as "Professor of Drawing" by Royal Academy.

Tracey Emin, someone I think of as a human sneer aimed at everything good, true and beautiful, has been appointed to the job by the General Assembly of Royal Academicians.

Painter Anthony Green said, "She draws at the speed of thought, which is a very rare ability."

Yes indeed, behold, this miraculous "natural talent".

Miss Emin herself comments on her amazing ability: "Some of my favourite drawings I have done with my eyes closed - or so drunk I do not remember making them."

Never would have guessed.

“...Being an artist isn’t just about making nice things, or people patting you on the back; it’s some kind of communication, a message.”

James Abbott,
another angry art blogger I've recently discovered, responds: "I believe, in her heart of hearts (deep down where one may still reside), Emin’s message to the world is: 'sucker!'"

Apparently there are still about 60 students actually studying "art" at the Academy to whom she is now obliged to give lectures and workshops in drawing.

Many of the classical realists I've become interested in studied "fine arts" or "studio art" in university or at some accredited school and they uniformly say the same thing about it. That it was time wasted and they learned nothing of any use whatever.

Is it any wonder?



invocante said...

The drawings are, of course a joke, poor doodles but they are almost masterpieces compared to her most famous "work" which is a dirty unmade bed! Emin has also made have several abortions a major "theme" in her "work". I find this quote from her depressing beyond words:

"I know abortion is different for every woman, but I suffered the most disgusting amount of guilt - when, actually, all I had done was make the right decision."

Anonymous said...

Proof that Western civilisation is in its death throes.


Sue Sims said...

Mind you, on a Woman's Hour interview a few months back, she said that she'd been pressurised into having the abortion by her mother, and that she didn't think abortion was ever a good thing - though I got the impression that she'd argue it was sometimes the least bad thing. The interviewer was clearly gobsmacked by this, having assumed that Emin would be all for abortion.

Teresa B. said...

Her drawings look like something that some bored, perverted Gr. 10 boy drew during English class and is on the back of his binder.

Anonymous said...

Porn doodles. What artistic skill!

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Tenth graders are very interested in making a drawing "look right" and take great pains to make a picture realistic and lifelike, even if they don't know things like perspective.

Her drawings do not even come up to the standard of small children who also are interested in lifelikeness, but who draw symbolically and whose every mark is meaningful.