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minatek616 - 22-25 years old - male

Posted by minatek616
on September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I'm only one class away from graduating with my BA, it's a terribly tough course that's focus is the critical analyses of the needlessly complex art theory of modernism.  I keep thinking about quitting, but it's the last damn class,  I'm so close, but I absolutely hate my major, it's just so stupid.  Art History, it contributes nothing at all to society, it's study is pointless seeing as the artists are dead and thus everyone's "unique" theories on what this or that piece meant can never be acknowledged as correct or not.  It seems pointless to argue, none of the writers we study had any connection with the artists discussed, not friends, and even then friends may not fully understand what the artists are thinking. 

Art critics who are not themselves artists and most definitely did not contribute to the creation of a work are imposing their ideas on famous pieces and arguing it as fact.  It's only a shame the artists are no longer around to denounce or acknowledge these claims.  But maybe that is why artists are only truely appreciated after they're dead, so these talentless vultures can latch themselves to history by picking apart the accomplishments of others.

This is of course, not a field I wish to devote my life to.  I intend to contribute something to society.

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  1. minatek616 - 22-25 years old - male

    Posted by minatek616 on September 26th, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Thx for the comment, I am unhappy with college, but my parents had always wanted me to go. They have sacrificed so much for me already, I know this is something I must and will do for them. Afterwards though, it'll finally be time to fly.

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