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True Art Is In Comprehensible
The winner of Tate Britain's 2001 Turner Prize: Work #227: The Lights Going On and Off, by Martin Creed.

"I shudder if the majority of people look at my brush work and say it is pretty, for then I know it is ordinary and I have failed. If they say they do not understand it, or even that it is ugly, I am happy, for I have succeeded."
An anonymous artist

The story puts forth the proposition that "True Art" must of necessity be incomprehensible, or at best, only comprehensible by the "right people."

See also: Post Modernism, True Art Is Angsty, Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory, Mind Screw, What Do You Mean, It's Not Didactic?, Viewers Are Geniuses, Design Student's Orgasm, Word Salad Lyrics, Widget Series, Le Film Artistique.


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Screw Your Ultimatum!Screw This Index, I Have TropesScrew Learning, I Have Phlebotinum!
The Treachery of ImagesAbsurdity AscendantUnsound Effect
True Art Is BoringArt Tropes    
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True Art Is AngstyPublic Medium IgnoranceTwo Decades Behind
Parrot ExpositionAbsurdismWord Salad
Thinker PoseImageSource/ArtTutankhamun
True Art Is BoringAudience ReactionsUncertain Audience
Transhuman TreacheryRomanticism Versus EnlightenmentYe Goode Olde Days

alternative title(s): Screw The Rules This Is Art
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