Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.
In Modernism, reality used to validate media. In Postmodernism, the media validate reality. If you don't believe this, just think how many times you've described some real event as being 'just like a movie.'
Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it.
If they were starting their careers today, Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet.
Fifty years ago, it was the dream of every bohemian artist to be seen getting out of a limousine wearing blue jeans and sneakers. Today, it's the dream of probably half the people in the country.
I didn't want to go to college - I was bored by junior high. So I was in church one day, staring at the stained glass windows and thinking about things, when suddenly I decided that if I could start selling cartoons to magazines, they'd let me quit high school.
Art imitates life. Life imitates high school.
Style is the most valuable asset of the modern artist. That's probably why so many styles are reported lost or stolen each year.
Cubism is still the most important art movement for the same reason that John D. is still the most important Rockefeller.
I don't get ideas, I have them. The trick is to remember where I've put them.
In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork.
Political art expresses the cliches you agree with, unlike propaganda, which expresses the cliches you don't.
Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't.
In aristocratic societies, rich people used to commission exquisite paintings for their walls.
All the other kids in ninth grade were drawing hot rods and cocker spaniels and getting blue ribbons in art class. I was getting rejection slips from the 'Saturday Evening Post.'
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