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Sometimes... you gotta wonder

A non- discerning eye

The light bows out
For the mid afternoon
Clouds vomit trash
Convergence - Pollock
A cum-flagration    
Visceral to some

Indiscriminate partners
A row of hills
A road to horizon
A decaying house
A mother battling gusts
Child in tow
A fallen tree
Rubbish in a park
Ravaged oil streaks
Leaving Pollock style disarray
Little artistry
In this turmoil
Though beholder’s eyes do fall
Despite questionable taste.

Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Origin: I've had a lot of time to think about what constitutes a good poem or story or novel or film or art or music piece. It's subjective of course, yet some work wins prizes while others are ignored entirely. I believe many great works have never seen the light of day. (see Famous After Death)
I think Pollock's work sums up this argument with a view of any single one of his paintings. I mean, I quite like him, however...

Meanwhile, 50 Shades of Grey continues to earn shitloads of money.

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  1. Yeah, they're even planning a sequel to the 50 Shades *bleep*. Makes no sense.

  2. Great poem thank you for sharing Anthony - and true words. With some things you really got to wonder if the artist themselves was having a joke - I maintain that James Joyce is still rolling around laughing at everyone who tries to tackle Ulysses.

  3. Did a bit on asthetics and gate keepers in my masters. What about that artwork bought for $100,000's by Vic gallery which was an empty frame with paint splattered on it? What has always got me about the art world is it seems to be more about who painted it then how good the painting is. Not much into art myself. You like to think beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but if you have been exposed to limited beauty than something very ordinary might take your fancy.

  4. All so true! There is so much greatness out there, that will never see the light of day.
    Meanwhile, movies and books like the one you referenced are celebrated. Such shite!


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