I find this to be rather one-sided, let alone, ignoring a very large majority of people who can appreciate the "high n' fine" art as well as the "culturefuck of social degeneration" material. People are, no matter what, incredibly complex creatures.
Likewise in this day and age, there are people who can mass-produce tea and make it as cheap and "low-brow" as can of soda. Then there are people out there who can actually brew and craft their own sodas and avoid all the artificial ingredients in order to make a tasteful drink. Of course, then there's coffee (my preferred drink), something that can also be mass-produced or well-refined. In fact, any subject of things out there can be mass-produced or refined... Which get to the point of my overall thoughts behind this.
If you're going to let certain kinds of subject matter and ideas be the determining factors of what's "artistic" as opposed to how the subject is presented, the skill and technique of the artist, and what the artist is trying to say, then you're as much of a mindless "consumer" or "mouth-breathing dummy" as everyone else is supposed to be. It's like saying the music that uses 36 chords in a single progression is much more "superior" to the music piece using only 3 chords in a progression, even if the composer of the more complex music piece had an overall horrible execution of their craft.
But I guess that's why I drink coffee over tea and soda; it's something for everyone, but it's also something that can be refined in a way so we're all not stuck with absolute garbage.
It's a satirical cartoon. Not an in-depth essay. It by no means represents the intricacies of all my feelings on the subject of what constitutes art, which are lengthy, numerous and ever-changing. A satirical cartoon by its nature can only deliver a quick bite on a sentiment that can be immediately felt. It was created merely as a means of coping on one minuscule matter among thousands.
This is so perfect! That "11!!!!1!" is great, made me smile, just like the overall word you chose. Using beverages for comparing is a very clever idea, as well as fox and tortoise. A true master you are Sometimes I wonder why I'm not popular at all, whereas some people who do bad digital art have so many watchers and pageviews...but I guess it's also because I don't do any fanart and don't like any manga/my little pony/ whatever.
Of course, where's the bird selling the coffee at? Because you know, not everyone wants to drink leaf juice or carbonated water with high-fructose corn syrup in it... Some want something in the middle.
Saddeningly true. I am frequently frustrated by the ever growing assemblage of low-grade fan art and unskilled work that bogs down DA. It makes doing searches for artwork difficult, though I also admit that this is how many of use get our start in art. I guess I have mixed feelings about the nature of online art communities. *shrugs*
Yup, pretty much. DA, America... the world. *sigh* Not that a bit of mindless, fun stuff is a bad thing once in awhile - like a donut - but it shouldn't be your entire entertainment diet. I try not to despair for the future, but it's *really* difficult.
Yup - good take on people and their relationship to the liquids they put in their bodies. Me, I am coming down squarely on the side of the turtle - and the odd bottle of good red wine in the evening...