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Anyone who is educated in art history would have spotted immediately the fake Pollock. There were no drips or spatters, neither were there layers; the colors were too muddy and muted and the “painting” lacked the action and vibrancy of a true Pollock. Pollock, Kandinsky, as well as Rothko, were brilliant and worked very hard at capturing, not the objective or the intellectual, but the emotional aspect of humanity, as well as revealing a bit of themselves. I do agree that a shit-smeared Madonna, a stained mattress, or a 300 ton rock are not art. (Though the rock is an art of nature for which the “artist” cannot claim credit.) And art that serves only to shock and offend can in no way be considered art.

The advent of photography in the 19th century, more specifically, the ability to “fix” an image onto a surface, liberated the fine artist from the stuffy constraints of the academy. Artists were then free to experiment with changes of light and its effects on color, they were also able to express themselves. Marx, Darwin, Freud, Nietzsche, Dickens, and rampant industrialization and corruption, changed the way people, especially artists, viewed society and themselves. Even if they made no overt political or sociological statement their worldview, and subsequently their work, was profoundly changed. But in my opinion, Marcel Duchamp deserves much of the blame (or credit) for demise of art as a discipline. Yet to fully know why many avant garde artists did what they did we must know about the times in which they lived. Such knowledge will better inform and enlighten the viewer.

Now with that being said, and with much more to add, let me say that I would rather see art that evokes an emotional response than the dull, trite, prosaic, and/or commercial shit of the late Thomas Kincaid or Robert Florczak. (Snoozers!) While both men are technically proficient they strike me as emotionally deficient. I don’t fucking care about Elvis or Clint Eastwood, or some vapid and vacant imaginary world. Art must be raw and real and primitive and active and bold, but mostly it must be expressive. Great art must have the power to move the viewer. If it does not it is a failure. History belongs to the bold, to the rule-breakers. And art history is no different.
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Peasant Woman with Children Goes for Water by Niko Pirosmani at Olga's Gallery. One of the largest collections of paintings online. Featurin

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Girl with a Baloon by Niko Pirosmani at Olga's Gallery. One of the largest collections of paintings online. Featuring hundreds of artists an

Niko Pirosmani. Still Life - Olga's Gallery
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Still Life by Niko Pirosmani at Olga's Gallery. One of the largest collections of paintings online. Featuring hundreds of artists and thousa