Sunday, January 06, 2008

My Big Fat Greek Art Exhibit

So Friday my husband and I celebrated our five year anniversary. Wow.... time flies when you're having babies fun! We took advantage of the grandparents and went out by ourselves for dinner ( I love Olive Garden - especially when its on a giftcard!) and then we went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see the Roman Art from the Louvre Exhibit. It was really neat to learn a little about Roman history. I think its interesting how art has changed so much over the years. I mean, what we saw there, figures and scenes etched in stone to be admired more than a thousand years later - that was art. But when I look at some modern art (not all but some)... sometimes I just don't get it. We've rolled our eyes at exhibits like a single solitary toilet in the middle of an empty room, or a bag of kitty litter leaning against the wall.... c'mon is that what we've come to? I want to know who decides what is art and what is just scribbles on a page... what is it that makes something "art worthy"? Now I don't want to upset anyone... I have seen some very beautiful works of art from recent years and current artists. I just think our standards are somewhat warped if toilets and kitty litter are put on the same level as intricate paintings and sculptures.
** The title is because My Big Fat Greek Wedding was on tv yesterday. I love that movie!


JAN said...

I love that movie too. :-)
I've often wondered about modern art as well and like you, wonder who on earth it is that decides what is art and what is not. I've sometimes wondered if it's based on whether the "artist" has big money so they can afford to have an art show and thus be "declared" an artist?
Anyway-I'm glad you guys had a date night! That's something Mike and I want to work on doing more often this year.
Hope you have a good week!

Big Doofus said...

I can tell you that right now there is a book about art in our bathroom. Isn't that ironic?