Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I Don't Know Art, But I Know What I Like

We're not a big affictionado of art, but do enjoy the occasional visit to a gallery. We're especially fond of the Impressionists. Some aspects of "modern art," however, leave us rather cold. We did enjoy this story about an art expert's attempt to identify a particular work:
Art for Art's Sake: The director of the State Art Museum of Moritzburg in Saxony-Anhalt, Katja Schneider, suggested the painting was by the Guggenheim Prize-winning artist Ernst Wilhelm Nay. "It looks like an Ernst Wilhelm Nay. He was famous for using such blotches of colour," Dr Schneider confidently asserted. The canvas was actually the work of Banghi, a 31-year-old female chimp at the local zoo.
We've actually suspected that of a number of paintings we've seen in galleries. So we're not too surprised Dr. Schneider was tripped up by the talented chimp. Perhaps she can book a show of Banghi's work at the museum. (H/T BotW)

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