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What do you expect of art in general?

To introduce a fresh perspective, address social issues, prompt philosophical questions; perhaps simply to be beautiful, appealing, memorable (but then what makes it that?); or to leave you alone?

What is artistic to you and what gives art value?

Posted - November 28, 2017


  • They value it for hipster points IMHO.  " I like Pollock because Pollock is cool and I wanna be cool." JMHO
      November 29, 2017 12:07 PM MST

  • 13395
    To confuse the alien visitors. 
      November 29, 2017 11:19 AM MST

  • 1424
    Hey, edit your post--you'll ruin everything!!
      November 29, 2017 11:25 AM MST

  • 17470
    I have no expectations.
      November 29, 2017 5:18 PM MST

  • 23090

    Chiming in again years later,

    Edward Hopper's paintings strongly resonate always within me. I love his work. Even as a young boy, I was drawn to his work. 

    Edward Hopper (b.1882). New York Movie, 1939. At the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

      June 19, 2024 1:23 AM MDT

  • 1424
    I like to think of "moody" as a positive word--at least for paintings like his. They really are superbly evocative. 

    And, not to ruin anything, but do the ceiling lights look like a cat's nose and a tongue sticking out?
      June 19, 2024 5:19 AM MDT