History Quotes / TrueArtIsIncomprehensible

11th Feb '17 4:11:53 PM DavidDelony
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->''I don't have to prove that I am creative''\\
''I don't have to prove that I am creative''\\
''All my pictures are confused''\\
''And now I'm going to take me to you''
-->--'''Music/TalkingHeads''', "Artists Only"
4th Jan '17 3:32:21 AM Hjortron18
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->''"“If you look at something like ''TheWestWing'',” he explains, “I’m not sure I’ve ever understood a single episode.” But he still identifies it as “probably my favorite thing ever.” His reasoning is that “an awful lot of storytelling isn’t really about making people understand -- it’s about making people care.”... [[StevenMoffat Moffat]] has simply walked away from the series lore and decided to make television with strange pictures like it’s a new medium nobody understands. This isn’t a sort of television or a sort of narrative structure anyone has ever done before."''

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->''"“If you look at something like ''TheWestWing'',” he explains, “I’m not sure I’ve ever understood a single episode.” But he still identifies it as “probably my favorite thing ever.” His reasoning is that “an awful lot of storytelling isn’t really about making people understand -- it’s about making people care.”... [[StevenMoffat [[Creator/StevenMoffat Moffat]] has simply walked away from the series lore and decided to make television with strange pictures like it’s a new medium nobody understands. This isn’t a sort of television or a sort of narrative structure anyone has ever done before."''
19th Dec '16 3:34:36 AM 06tele
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->''"In the work of people like Carter, Boulez, Xenakis et al, in spite of occasional tone groupings where the notes suggest, for an isolated moment, a slight relation to each other, the composer has done everything to avoid the appearance of this inner, tonal space, through over-complexity, irregular rhythms and metrum, extremes of sound and colour, absence of narrative and closure, etc. etc. and especially the avoidance of audible relations between notes. What remains is the material surface of sound, and however ingenious this surface may be organized, a whole dimension is absent. But only in this dimension of inner space, the experience of ‘expression’--in a musical sense--is possible. Any ‘expression’ mentioned in relation to Carter’s work, stops at the flat surface of sound. Mere gestures on the sonic level are different from the intrinsic quality of musical expression, and it is ''this'' what audiences, developed on music with an inner space, miss in this atonal music. The capacity to create an inner space which is part of the listening experience, i.e. which is directly audible, is the fundament of Western music, present from its earliest beginnings. It can be argued that music, which does not want to create this inner space, is another art form altogether: sonic art. This art form requires a fundamentally different listening attitude (one should not expect musical expression) and a different cultural context (one should relate sonic art to the imagery of 20C progressiveness)."''
-->--'''John Borstlap''', ''[[http://johnborstlap.com/on-the-death-of-elliott-carter/ On the death of Elliott Carter]]''
23rd Nov '16 9:39:59 AM Maxiboy136
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-->--'''Creator/MarkKermode on ''Film Socialisme''

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-->--'''Creator/MarkKermode -->--'''Creator/MarkKermode''' on ''Film Socialisme''
23rd Nov '16 9:39:15 AM Maxiboy136
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->''And the funniest thing about it is seeing some of the critical responses, people saying "Yes, its incredibly boring and incomprehensible, but so boring and incomprehensible that it must be really quite profound."''
-->--'''Creator/MarkKermode on ''Film Socialisme''
2nd Nov '16 9:52:11 AM intastiel
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->'''Narration:''' The quickest way to get ahead in the art world is to appear to be insane.\\
'''Artist:''' This is my sculpture. ''(Pointing at empty plinth)''\\
'''Viewer:''' What is?\\
'''Artist:''' This pointing hand.\\
'''Viewer:''' [[MistakenForProfound Whoaaa]]...
-->-- ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''
23rd Sep '16 8:44:39 AM MadCat221
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'''Bolin''': (sotto voce, walking away): ''Ba-naa-naaa...''

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'''Bolin''': (sotto voce, walking away): ''Ba-naa-naaa...'''' I mean that's a banana, right?
23rd Sep '16 8:44:10 AM MadCat221
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->'''Bolin''': Wow, that's a really nice... banana? Yes, very... Very life-like!\\
'''Huan Beifong''': (sigh) '''''It's not a banana!''''' It was inspired by the Harmonic Convergence. It represents the dawning of a new aaaage.... ''Obviously!''\\
'''Bolin''': Oh, yeah no I could... I could totally see that, I could whu-lemme stand here, yeah, I can see that now, yes. Thank you.\\
(beat)\\
'''Bolin''': (sotto voce, walking away): ''Ba-naa-naaa...''
-->--''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [=S3E5=]: "[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS3E5TheMetalClan The Metal Clan]]"
26th May '16 6:22:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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->''"'''Gibberish For Art's Sake:''' Some writers are convinced that since great modern authors like [[Creator/JamesJoyce Joyce]] and [[WilliamFaulkner Faulkner]] are difficult to understand, [[PurpleProse writing that is difficult to understand is therefore great writing]]. This is a form of magical thinking, analogous to the belief that [[SympatheticMagic the warrior who dons the pelt of a lion thereby acquires its strength and cunning]]."''

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->''"'''Gibberish For Art's Sake:''' Some writers are convinced that since great modern authors like [[Creator/JamesJoyce Joyce]] and [[WilliamFaulkner [[Creator/WilliamFaulkner Faulkner]] are difficult to understand, [[PurpleProse writing that is difficult to understand is therefore great writing]]. This is a form of magical thinking, analogous to the belief that [[SympatheticMagic the warrior who dons the pelt of a lion thereby acquires its strength and cunning]]."''
25th Mar '16 11:36:47 AM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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->''"Performance Art, I'm the king.\\
So grab a hammer, nail me to something.\\
Let's go, to the park and maybe eat a fur coat.\\
Spray me with blood, and write\\
The word "guilt" all over my face.\\
Hurry up, I'm the king of Performance Art\\
Let's go to the park, Saturday.\\
I'll eat 100 apples while you burn\\
My feet, until I scream and people gather around.\\
Performance Art, is my gig.\\
I'll stab myself while you squeal like a pig.\\
Jessica can work the crowd and pass out literature.\\
The critics won't understand.\\
No one will, they're programmed by the man.\\
So let's, take these mannequin parts down to the park.\\
Performance Art. (Oh, we're so [[[SoundEffectBleep *beep*]]]ing dark)\\
Performance Art. (Oh, we're so [[[SoundEffectBleep *beep*]]]ing dark)\\
Performance Art.\\
Performance Art."''
-->--''Series/TheSiflAndOllyShow''
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