The Case Against Photorealistic Painting in Art
I've always been somewhat of an "athiest" when it comes to "modern art." I have this nagging suspicion that "modern art" and "rap music" are somehow related. I can't help but feel that artists of both genres have found a way for the "untalented" among us to make millions passing off their work as real art. Nonetheless, I've tried to keep an open mind about the subject--but am far from convinced. When it comes to "Impressionism" or "Expressionism" as forms of art I am a bit less skeptical but could never be mistaken for a true believer. I suppose one might call me an "agnostic" when it comes to those genres. No, my prejudice lies with Photorealism or Photrealistic painting in oil (or water colors)--replete with all of its unimaginative splendor--as the truest form of art. However, this photo has shaken my faith. I now see that there is definitely room for artistic interpretation.