Like every other pretentious tourist, I really like visiting museums when I travel. If my art teachers back in school knew the number of art museums and galleries I’ve been to the last few years, they’d probably roll in their graves. That is, assuming they’re dead which they’re probably not but hey, I didn’t invent the saying.
Through all of it, I’ve learnt that people really like taking photos. No one really cares if a painting’s good or bad. If it bears a familiar name, say Van Gogh or Picasso or Left-Handed Lab Monkey #3847, there’ll be a crowd admiring the work through their iPhone screens.
Of course you can get a picture of the exact same painting in higher rez by Googling for “Picasso painting MOMA” but it’s not the same because there’s no frame in those stock pictures! The frame! WILL ANYONE THINK OF THE FRAME???
I can’t say I can ever fully comprehend modern art but I know for sure that this Andy Warhol piece is performance art.
Some of the other paintings are useful too as backgrounds for passport photos.
Yea, I like art museums. They’re very educational. I’ve also learnt that day that some of the best artists can’t draw dicks.