I would like to first say that I might offend someone with this piece. I also am not talking about abstract art which evokes emotion. I’m talking about art that only a ‘true’ artist would understand. I think art should bring out emotion in all people, regardless of where they come from.
(While confusion is techinically an emotion I don’t think that counts. =D)
On Modern Art
I’ve never really understood what makes an object art
When in these modern times some objects which we part,
With into the trash, end up on display
People pay to see, though they threw it away
That brings me to another subject for which my mind disdains
Modern poetry and it’s jumbled words bringing me much pain
Many have no rhymes, structure meter or form.
People continue reading thinking it’s the norm.
The trouble is this art persists as people keep on seeing
Hidden truths, novel ideas, the art must have deeper meaning
Yet when the viewers of the art at first do not understand
They’re educated as to what the artist then had planned
Art should not have meaning only known to few
Rather a collective truth, not just a truth for you
© Ryan Mathisen