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The Eccentricity of Art

February 17, 2010
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Reposting from my old blog…

There have been various definitions for this three lettered word. My favorite being – anything that pleases the eye and other senses. By that definition, art could be anything – paintings, music, food, a hard trek in the mountains, sex, a drink and anything else that appeals to you. Maybe it is also by that definition people are creating macabre things in the name of art, or worse, meaningless pieces of… art (?)

There are a number of things below that I found in various places which were classified as art. Maybe I am a hick town girl but the meaning of several pieces of installations completely eluded me, including the artists’ interpretation of them. I also found it funny when I read words such as ‘such a strong presence’, ‘a wonderful eye’ and such things. Yes I remember, eye of the beholder.

Models present creations from Indian designer Narendra Kumar’s collection during the third day of Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai October 22, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A model presents a creation by Kazakhstan’s Kenje house design during Kazakhstan fashion week in Almaty November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Corn syrup and sugar on canvas — a new painting by Terence Koh.

Corn syrup and sugar on canvas — a new painting by Terence Koh.

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