True Art Is Incomprehensible
"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."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.
— An anonymous artist