Some time ago I wrote about a discussion I discovered on linkedin concerning the pros and cons of modern art. There is always something new to find on the subject. Here is a most interesting link to a paper I came across the other day.
The article eloquently voices the thoughts which have been troubling me all along i.e. will future generations still admire the creations of our times?
Personally I always look upon the visual arts as a universal language which should not need translating. A painting can tell a story as can be seen in the religious paintings of past centuries or a painting can depict a beautiful scene which the artist wanted to capture for the world to see.
It is my view that artists should not have to look for sensationalism or the outrageous, or the totally ridiculous to be recognised.