The Mona Lisa
From the painting-technic view, it's very high quality. Exquisite, to be honest. But it's rather dull, and especially since the invention of photography, this picture lost it's exquisitiviness. I mean, nowadays anyone can take pictures of anyone. There's no longer such a need for high quality portraits as there used to be.
If I wouldn't know better, I'd say this was drawn by a kid. Not much appreciation by me.
I like this one the most, since it has some historical value. It shows what the life used to be back then...
Don't like. It looks dirty and messy.
Yeah... makes me think: "Maan, whateva ya smokin', pass it on me man!"
I wouldn't feel very comfortable with this in my room. It hurts my mind.
I wouldn't call this art. It might be used for research on what's art, but it's no art by itself.
Campbell's Soup Can (Tomato)
This is no "art"-art. It's just art for some commercial usage.
Do you prefer more "useful" art (simple paintings used for decoration), or do you prefer art that has meaning in it, even if you don't understand it?
Well.. if I'd take some art here... it would likely be black-n-white photographs of some important events or places. Actually I have photograph of an mushroom cloud as my desktop picture. I think it looks pretty neat. But whatever I choose, I choose for visual reasons only. I don't care who made the art or if it has any value.
Do you like to learn the meanings behind art?
No. They are meaningless to me.
Do you think you "get" art?
No. I do get the visual aspects of it of course. I can tell which painting is well painted and which one isn't. But I don't get the art-part of it at all. But I do understand if someone else gets it. I would never call an art I don't like as garpage.
What do you think of art such as that of Picasso or Andy Warhol, with less realism and more meaning behind the face value?
I think Picasso was channeling his insanity through works. And perhaps Warhol too. I don't like their art to begin with, but it doesn't bother me at all that someone else is liking it.
Do you enjoy going to museums?
Depends very much on the type of a museum. I'd love to visit British Museum. I think I'm most interested in ancient history and devices and technologies used back then. I'm not so interested in art and people of the era.
What do you think of people who go to museums?
Well, as long as they understand that you can be cultured without going to museums, then I'm fine with them.
What do you think of artists?
That their way of life is rather understood by the general population and that their jobs are rather poor ones, especially money-wise. It's rather difficult to make your living as an artist.