August 19, 2023 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #2217576
I have come to the realization that many people in the frum community don’t appreciate the gadlus of modern art. I have even been privy to a tremendous amount of scorn and hate directed at it from members of our world. I honestly cannot fathom how we, who claim to be the smartest and deepest thinkers in the world, do not recognize the powerful and meaningful messages that lie deep below the surface of many pieces of artwork. I’m wondering if anyone can explain this total lack of interest in the creativity and beauty of modern art from our community.August 20, 2023 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #2217732yungermanSParticipant
If a person is going to be interested in something valuable than let them be interested in the priceless gift Hashem gave us of the Torah and all the details of every single word of it, which is priceless and not just paintings and touring of historical buildings etc….August 20, 2023 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #2217741DontMindMeParticipant
We ignore anything with the word “modern” in it.August 20, 2023 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #2217762commonsaychelParticipant
you are really a sock puppet not a trollAugust 20, 2023 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #2217784n0mesorahParticipant
Those who claim to be the deep thinkers are not the the deep thinkers themselves.August 20, 2023 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #2217812👑RebYidd23Participant
Modern art is inherently elitist. Those deeper meanings are present in the art the “experts” scoff at as well.August 20, 2023 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #2217821GadolhadorahParticipant
Stick with the Metropolitan Museum of Art….thousands of years of incredible works of art and very little of that moderneshe stuff that looks much like something your eyniklekh might have brought home from preschool and hanging on your refrigerator doorAugust 20, 2023 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #2217914Thoughtful ResponseParticipant
Much of modern art, like modern music, has inappropriate themes. There are many pieces of art that you will find in many homes that can afford it. These include landscapes and grunge.
This is similar to the typical disenchantment with non-Jewish instrumentals.
Lastly, many simply cannot afford, or choose not to spend money on paintings. There are many homes filled with artwork by Jewish artists that have beautiful themes of Israel, Torah learning and Gedolim.
It’s not a lack of appreciation but a concern of allowing, even subliminally, inappropriate themes into our homes. That, and a lack of money.August 21, 2023 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #2218202
Gadol Hadorah, you’re the typical example of a scoffer of some of the most powerful, influential and brilliant works of art by calling preschool projects. Why is it so hard to recognize the profound impact its underlying messages and meanings have on society? Take for example the famous banana duck taped to a wall which rightly sold for an enormous sum of money. All I could hear at the time was scorn and ridicule at this magnificent work. Why don’t we just understand the power and wisdom of its important message? That particular piece clearly reflects on courage and hope in hard and difficult situations. A banana represents the difficult struggle of having something beautiful (like a banana) but cannot last forever and as it ages will develop brown spots on its skin and eventually rot. A wall is something solid strong and lasting representing a lasting effect on the world your actions can have. By binding together your life (the banana) which does not last with good deeds that have a world wide impact (the wall) a temporary life receives meaning. Using duck tape to bind them together represents a binding between life and impactful action that is not weak like scotch tape but not too strong like cement. This teaches us while we must hustle to act and tie ourselves to action in a strong way like duck tape, we cannot hustle too hard or fast (like cement) because then nothing will get done. “Haste makes waste”. This is just one interpretation of many including happiness, kindness, knowledge, positivity, peace, and many others.August 21, 2023 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #2218244AviraDeArahParticipant
If it’s not leshem shomayim, what’s the point?August 21, 2023 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #2218250BaltimoreMavenParticipant
duct tape refers to a range of tapes manufactured using three components – a rubber-based adhesive, cloth, and a backing. The term “duck tape” today refers to a specific brand of duct tape. Duck Brand® duct tape takes its name from the original name of duct tape
Why did duck tape become duct tape?
It was commonly used in construction to wrap air ducts. Following this application, the name “duct tape” came into use in the 1950s, along with tape products that were colored silvery gray like tin ductwork. Specialized heat- and cold-resistant tapes were developed for heating and air-conditioning ducts.August 21, 2023 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #2218261commonsaychelParticipant
Sock Putteets are very nice in a modern art setting,August 21, 2023 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #2218269Menachem ShmeiParticipant
This thread has me completely lost.
I’m having a hard time following the relevance of the different posts.
I feel like I’m looking at a piece of modern art!August 23, 2023 7:33 am at 7:33 am #2218747Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Every art was modern at some point. It didn’t change since.August 23, 2023 9:44 am at 9:44 am #2218798GadolhadorahParticipant
“This thread has me completely lost….”
Menachem Shmiel: So nu, vats the chidush?? Your comment applies to just about every CR thread somewhere between posts nos. 11-14.August 24, 2023 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #2219513
Avirahdearah, it’s quite impressive that the only reason you are on this forum is leshaim shamaim to give us peasants and lowlifes a true derech hachaim, I can only dream of achieving such high heights!August 28, 2023 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #2220578
What’s Modern Art???
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