I never took any art appreciation courses in school, and perhaps that’s why I can never understand the finer points of modern abstract art. No one would need a course to appreciate the Mona Lisa or Monet’s Water Lilies. Even Fauvism and Expressionism are intelligible to me. But what exactly are these abstract artists painting? Can someone translate?
I have two interpretations of this painting:
1. The artist spilled a palette full of colors on a canvas. He tried to mop them up as best as he could, and sold the results as a work of art.
2. The artist is a four year old child playing with colors.
I like #2 best. What do you think? What do you think this painting is trying to convey?