Thursday, April 05, 2007

art, MADern art, economy & inflation...

Basic economy as we all know is simple. A farmer produces and sells the same in the market for reasonable profit. A small world...

And then came the complex economics. A B-School educated guy will sit in front of his laptop, uses complex inputs (like the uninvented technologies to be used for farming in future, the productivity of GM crops, effect of Iraq war on energy bills, global warming and the rain pattern, time taken by the farmer to piss, et al) to arrive at a figure which this farmer will produce after 5 years. And he will do commodity trading based on that figure. Assuming these input factors as permanent, scores of multi-millionaires will trade on these at premium prices and analyze it at business channels to confuse the commoners. This is a kind of inflation (complex) !!!

The above pattern is now seen in every field. Am NOT against it, bcos it is a kind of dynamism (though false) !!!. Change is constant, you see...

One such field, where such pattern is getting prominence is Art. Modern Art is a kind of inflation. Most of the people (all walks of life) to whom i've spoken (in private) have acknowledged that they don't understand a shit of this modern art, but will acknowledge in public that they could understand the theme, to escape embarrassment. 'Modern Art' artists POUR some paint (as children do) on a canvas, give a meaning to it in their mind and give a big picture of the same in public. A market (inflation) is created. Look at the pictures given below:














(art - raja ravi varma). You can FEEL it












(modern art - unknown). Something is there









(modern art - unknown). Here you only SEE it and break your head !!!



and...










(MADern art - donkeySOUP). that was my creation, bcos i wanna be a billionaire too !!!

5 comments:

DreamCatcher said...

Modern art is a tad more than ‘children throwing colours’. There is a method to the madness. But then it’s a very personal take. And yes. Most people don't get non-representative stuff. It’s a cultivated taste they say. Oh! I love Ravi Verma but if I wanted a ‘picture’ I would use a camera. BTW your pacman looks cool. :)

donkeySOUP said...

noted. for me it was "punctured a.. ...." lol. perceptions differ. thatz the beauty of MADern art. MOST will understand only when the meaning is conveyed. one more positive point - it paves way for 'out-of-box' thinking (HR view!). long live inflation, bcos it drives us !!!

thanks for visiting dS and leaving your valuable comments.

DreamCatcher said...

ohh I thought it was pacman biting ur a..!

DreamCatcher said...

the comment was in jest. don't read too much into it.

donkeySOUP said...

K. now i can confidently s...w you in the pretext of objective criticism and expect the same back with interest. lol