Come on you guys – the emperor of the ugly art has no clothes! Just look away.
As Roger Scruton was asked by the BBC to make a film about beauty, he found not a world of wonderful works of art and music, magnificent buildings and landscapes, but galleries of contemporary art filled with the debris of modern life, with subhuman figures purposefully designed to demean and desecrate the human image and with ludicrous installations that mean nothing at all…
Don’t miss this documentary film by the BBC from 2009 and see if he puts words onto something you, me, most of us are thinking:
Why Beauty Matters
Maybe there is some hope. After all, there is so much great and beautiful art produced.
The big question is: Where are the art critics?