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20.01.2019 | 09:41
Cy Twombly

Is it simple to be an artist today?
How simple is to be an artist today?
Can a child draw like this?
Well, let your child create something different, something that no one else has done before!
To be noticed, you have to create something unique. However, even this does not guarantee you a success. Some novice artists receive a Master of Fine Arts degree, and galleries immediately exhibit their artworks. Others remain unnoticed.
There are far more needy artists in the world than successful Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.
Getting money and fame through art is a difficult task, a challenge.

Jack Pollock

Perception of Art and “non-Art” is shaped by the influence of various tendencies and factors in society and among art collectors. These factors are constantly changing, and in any specific period, a single definition of art can be found. According to the artist Helen Frankentaler, who worked in the style of abstract expressionism, “there are no rules in art.”
Nowadays, anything may be considered an art. Our life is “saturated” with it: any man made object, either it is a computer keyboard or a telephone has somehow undergone a process of creative design.

Cy Twombly

An abstract artwork has a certain meaning for the artist, conveys something to him, but the viewer is not given a book with explanations. Let us take, for example, the work of Cy Twombly, whose artworks make the viewer most bewildered: “My child is also able to draw such squiggles!” they sometimes say. However, in fact, his “scribbles” and “squiggles” are imbued with meaning.
“And what kind of meaning?” – you may ask.
For example, throughout his creative career, Twombly used a loop motif. With the help of repeated looped "doodles" he tried to convey a single and continuous energy field. In 2003, shortly after the US invasion of Iraq, Twombly began working on a series of “Bacchus” paintings. The artist applied coarse spiral-shaped bright red paints to huge canvases with the help of a brush attached to a pole, allowing its streams to flow freely from the canvas. Like wine …, or blood ...
Contemporary art requires a somewhat "sublime" thinking from the viewer, as the artist is not obliged to do all the work for the viewer: the latter himself has to link what he sees into a single whole, though one way or another, beauty will always be in the eye of the beholder ...

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The article cites the opinion of expert Christopher Pusey, the source "Around the World".