Breaking the norm, symbolism, and escapism
Critics are always praising works of art for being urgent, challenging, disturbing, and provocative and so forth. But is that what people actually want from the art? It is well known that most (visual) art produced nowadays exists almost entirely to allow the viewer to escape into another reality. Realism is not that prevalent anymore. It seems the vast amount of fantasy art available today shows that people have an immense desire for anything that gives them a “window to another world”. Some artists, especially those equipped with institutional academic knowledge incessantly argue that creativity doesn’t need that inherent desire to escape from the daily reality but it does help the creative process as it allows the artist to break free from conventions. And therein lies the dilemma for the audience.
Modern art has
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