The Future of Art

he future of art looks extremely good. Since it's now hit rock bottom ... there is no way to go but up.

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Le Puque Pollock

There simply is no where to go after you've disintegrated art into it's simplest components (a strip of paint, a colored circle, a bare canvas, some trash in a dump ... etc, etc, etc.). The human mind is, at base, too sophisticated to accept this crudity as the highest aesthetic.

3 Servicemen - Vietnam Memorial 1984 by F.Hart

There is a 3-figure bronze Vietam memorial statue which is excellent (by Frederick Hart). So ... you can find good art in the 20th century ... it's just not mainstream.

Color Bombs
The acme of decorative aesthetics

In the next century (barring the collapse of civilization as a whole - a distinct possibility), we should see a return to more insightful (read rational) forms and styles. Throwing paint up in the air behind a jet engine thence onto the canvas will come to a deserved end. The 'sucker born every minute' money will dry up.

One new form will emerge from the computer generation. This will be the finest decorative art form possible which I call the

"Color Bomb"
I don't know what else to call them. I have seen thousands of them but at present there are none to show you because they are, one and all, in my mind (and doubtless many others have seen them as well but they cannot be presently translated into reality because of extreme complication).

To see what I am talking about you must get enough experience as an artist so as to bring that subject to your subconscious as "the most important thing" ... then close your eyes ... press your palms against your eyes with moderate force (not enough to hurt) ... then they will come ... about one every 3 to 5 seconds.

Immediately, you understand that you could not possibly paint such a thing yet they are (in principle) the most beautiful things you could ever see ... that is, of a decorative nature ... strictly EYE CANDY.

I've subjected these to some analysis and have come to the conclusion that they could be made with computer assistance. After all, your mind can manufacture them with great facility.

Here are some parameters.

  • There is always one dominant color and generally two sub-dominant colors.
  • There is also a "garnish color" ... like a fundamentally green painting would have perhaps a little bright red here or there to set off the green.
  • The color scheme is never "busy" like a Garth Brooks cowboy shirt.
  • There are 3-dimensional effects, fog effects, etc.
  • There are geometric objects but never anything recognizable enough as to draw your attention away from viewing the scene "holistically".
  • You could easily match one of these to any interior decor ... and be proud to show off your selection.
The nearest thing I can say it looks like, in general, is ... as though ... you were looking into ... an incredibly advanced ... alien kaliedoscope.

From my persoanl observations this would not be terribly difficult for a modern desktop computer to do. One needs the "Adobe Kaliedosscope Program 4.0" ~$995.95 retail ... but it's not on the store shelves yet.

What's needed is real 3-D rendering ... I mean ... you have a cube 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 ... and you draw the Z-axis down into 1,000 layers with varying levels of opacity-transparency.

And you're picking random local-global effects and geometric structures from among thousands of options and millions of settings ... which effectively gives an 'infinite' number of permutations.

If you could show these on a wall in a darkened room ... I guarantee that the audience would audibly gasp & wow as each permutation was kaliedoscoped at 'em.

When it becomes real ...

You're gonna' love it

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