Script/ Abstract Expressionism

March 18, 2009

Currently writing a short film for Intro to Digital Filmmaking. Should be interesting, kinda one of those “opportunity missed” stories that I love. One of those films that you know what’s going on but the characters don’t and its frustrating and makes you yell at the screen. Hopefully that’s what happens. The basic premise is a girl meets a guy (cliche, but whatever) in a grocery store. Both are card carrying Communist Party members but they don’t know the other is and they are attracted to each other, desperately trying to find something to connect on but they never do. Sucks.

Anyways. So I’ve been looking at some abstract expressionist art, and realizing that its a pretty good example of what I was talking about, although slightly on a different level. To me (and this is just my opinion, feel free to have your own), this is just art for arts sake. To me it just seems like lazy art that a 5 year old could do and someone gave it a name so that it could have more value. Now this may just sound like a rant but its not. I am not learning anything though this art about the artist other than that they are probably a poor artist. Or maybe there is something I can’t see. Maybe it is telling me something about the artist that I just don’t comprehend. It might not be something personal, but maybe their abstract expressionist art is telling me about what they think art is and what art does. But I guess my point would be is that this isn’t what the artist will tell you. A good artist would tell you why its important to them and why they did it, a poor artist would tell you, I don’t know, something not like that. In that case their abstract work just becomes smears of paint on a piece of paper that I could have done.

Here are some pieces of work that I am talking about:

FileHans Hofmann's painting 'The Gate', 1959–60.jpg FileNewman-Onement 1.jpg FileNewman-Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.jpg FileNo. 5, 1948.jpg



These were taken from the link above.


One Response to “Script/ Abstract Expressionism”

  1. Lucius Young Says:

    I throughly understand what you mean.

    Check out my article I wrote about art and the direction Its going!

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