25 Worst Examples Of Modern Art

Art used to be objective. Meaning, if little time, effort, or discipline was applied to the craft and final product, people had the ability to say “That’s rubbish, try again.” Art was commissioned by the Church to inspire people to Holiness with it’s beauty. Starting around the turn of the 20th century with the impressionist movement though, art went from being objective to subjective, and now a “artist” can poop in a can, sell it, and it’s art. If you say “That’s terrible,” you are the dunce. Modern art is not made to be appreciated by the layman. Now sure what we mean? Here are 25 Worst Examples Of Modern Art.

25

NYC Garbage cubes are...acrylic cubes, filled with trash from the Big Apple. They're considered pieces of modern art. They sell for $50 to $100.

OrigCubes1_arrowSource: http://www.oddee.com
24

Emma Skulkowitz, infamously known as "Mattress girl," dragged her mattress around her college campus as a piece of "performance art" titled "Carry That Weight." She was claiming she was raped on it. Except, she wasn't raped on it. She only started claiming she had been raped months after the incident, conveniently when she needed a piece of performance art for her final thesis. She ruined the life of the man she accused, and makes no apologies for it. Despite being a fraud of the worst kind, and cheapening the pain of actual rape victims, ruining the reputation of a man she sought sex with, and keeping him from his college graduation as the school allowed her to carry her mattress, she's still hailed as a hero and an artist.

Emma_Sulkowicz_Mattress_Performance_19_May_2015_(cropped)Source: https://news.artnet.com
23

Peinture (Le Chien) by artist Joan Miro sold for over 2 million dollars. While one could argue that Miro studied and disciplined himself and that comes through in some pieces, when you look at some examples of his work, it doesn't scream "Discipline, excellence, demanding of perfection." It screams, well, lazy. To be fair, some of Miro's other works are beautiful and were obviously more..uh..time consuming. But when a small child displays better understanding of color theory and composition, why doesn't anyone start asking questions?

Peinture-Le-Chien-by-Joan-Miro-ppcornSource: http://cavemancircus.com/
22

When considering that art has fallen far from its once lofty aspirations, once could consider Chris Ofili's "The Holy Virgin Mary," which depicts the Virgin Mary (sort of) composed of elephant dung and pages from pornographic magazines. While some consider this a "Bold Statement" others of us consider it a desperate grab for attention via shock value.

wellthatsupsettingSource: http://www.cnn.com
21

108" x 70" canvas online $679.00. Pavement Stencils @ WalMart $305.00. Can of blue Spray Paint, also WalMart, $3.68. These things combined by Artist Christopher Wool circa 1955, $5,000,000.00. Perhaps the piece is a commentary on the modern art market. Hmm...

christopher-wchristopher-wool-blue-foolool-blue-foolSource: http://www.christies.com


Photo Credits: 25. nycgarbage.com (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 24. Adam Sherman, Emma Sulkowicz, Mattress Performance, 19 May 2015 (cropped)CC BY 4.0, 23. ppcorn.com (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 22. wikiart.org (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 21. curiator.com, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 20. blog.artsome.co, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 19. facepunch.com, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 18. wikiart.org, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 17. wikiart.org, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 16. artobserved.com,  (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 15. Andrew Russeth via flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, 14. Allie_Caulfield via flickr, CC BY 2.0, 13. Jim Linwood via flickrCC BY 2.0, 12. findingpatterns.info, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 11. en.wikipedia.org, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 10. news.artnet.com, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 9. chelsea-burk.blogspot.com, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 8. 99wow.blogspot.com (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 7. Max pixel (public domain), 6. wikiart.org, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 5. artspace.com, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 4. wikiart.org, (fair use: illustrative purposes only; no free sources available), 3. wikimedia commons (public domain), 2. vxla via flickr,  CC BY 2.0, 1. Renaud Camus via flickr,  CC BY 2.0

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