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What is "Art" today? Where is the (r)evolution?
We had Michelangelo and Leonardo, then the Impressionism, Abstractionism and Pop Art ...now? What do we have? Critics have the role and power to judge, approve or destroy an artist but when we live in a world where everything is a mean to make money, how can we trust both critics and artists to be good in what they do? Art same as Poetry and Music, weren't those means to arouse emotions?! Weren't made by emotions?! For my point of view, nowadays we can find lots of rubbish in galleries even those Internationally recognised, so I can't help but wonder, why? Why there is so much rubbish? Everyone can make art? If everyone can make art, anyone can be a critic I guess?!...Is that right? In the past Art was used to break the rules, to go beyond people imagination, to set new standards to break again in the future, to amaze and revolutionise the concept of Art of that period. In my opinion both a critic and an artist should have a good knowledge not just about their field but also of other areas such as philosophy, music, literature and social science in order to be a good critic and a good artist. In the end I go back to the beginning to the first question, what is "Art" nowadays? Where is the revolution?