Find your muse in the gallery below. Feel free to embellish.
I chose architecture and fine art. Great poll.
I experience a most wonderful feeling when viewing 'well done' examples of the above.
Oops, I forgot the 'modern' part and was thinking of something else. I don't think I really like much modern art, but I'd probably choose Video/Film/Still photography.
Any art so long as it's real art (the true expression of an artist or group of artists).
Don't give me any of that Thomas Kinkade "Painting with light" Krap. I've painted over better paintings than those of my own because I thought they lacked substance.
There is beauty in almost any subject, it doesn't need to be artificially added to make the things more saleable.
Of course you realize that the fact that you think it lacked substance, doesn't mean that it isn't art (as it probably contained substance in the eyes of the artist).
I picked Music and Literature. I had also intended to add Dance, but then I realized that I don't like Modern Dance. I prefer old ballroom dancing (and Merengue!).
I was the artist. I started the paintings with an idea that I thought would workout better. The result was an attractive painting that lacked a "certain something."
If you look at the paintings of master artists, there is something intangable that makes them great. That something was missing, so I painted over the canvas and began again.
As for Thomas Kinkade's paintings, he has facility, color sense, grace and a formula for making paintings that sell. It's the formula that changes it from artwork into merchandise. If he would apply his other talents and drop the formula (a mountain stream, winding road, some water sitting on the road reflecting with the pink, yellow, and orange light glowing from the background, a cabin or victorian style house with the lights on, dark trees for contrast, etc...) it would be interesting to see what would happen.
Painting just for the money is known as prostituting your art. I wouldn't say this is him, but it's close.
I have been painting (with oils on canvas) since I was 7 years old and won awards competing against adults when I was 9. It would be very easy for me to adopt a highly saleable formula for painting and just start selling them. Real art is not that easy, each painting takes a little out of you and puts it on display for the world to see. Mr Kinkade must be all pink and froo froo inside all the time.
My favorite modern painters/graphic artist are Magritte, Dali and Escher. My favorite modern architects are Frank Lloyd Wright and le Corbusier. I am inundated by classic rock. I appreciate art greatly but am awkward creating it - like conversing in a foriegn language.
Art is the exploration and expression of sensation and experience through physical media.
Maybe you'd make a good docent...
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