Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The meaning of Modern Art

Mr. Pollock, in your opinion, what is the meaning of modern art?

Modern art, to nothing more than...the expression of the contemporary aims...of the age that we're living in.

Did the classical artists have any means of expressing their age?

Yes, and they did it very well. All cultures have had means and techniques...of expressing their...immediate aims. The thing that interests that today...painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. They work from a different source. They work from within. It seems to me...that the modern artist cannot express this age the airplane, the atom bomb,the radio in the old forms of the Renaissance...or any other past culture.

- from the subtitles :  'Pollock'


The She-Wolf
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