My latest article was about the unrecognized art. Now, I will to write a wee bit over the elite in the art. Perhaps we should make it clear, who the elite are. There are the collectors, dealers, reviewer, lecturer et cetera. Many of these people wanted to be an artist himself at the beginning of course. However, many of them decided, an easier way to take in the art. If you should consider whether these persons understand something from art, so it is with certainty the classic art. Art, which is long-established.
Impressionism: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissaro etc.; postimpressionism: Paul Cezanne; pointillism/neo-impressionism: Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Camille Pissaro etc.; expressionism: Vincent van Gogh; surrealism: Yves Tanguy; fantasy art/naive-realistic art: Henri Rousseau "Le Douanier"; abstract art: Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso; cubism: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque; suprematism: Kazimir Malevich; constructivism: Vladimir Tatlin, Aleksandr Rodchenko; symbolism: Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, James Ensor etc.; realism: Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Jean-Francois Millet etc.; fauvism: Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck etc.; optical art: Victor Vasarely etc.; Dadaism: Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp etc.; art nouveau: Gustav Klimt; pop art: Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns; concrete art: Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian etc.; minimalism: Yves Klein, Dan Flavin etc.; abstract expressionism: Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Constantin Brancusi, etc.; photorealism/hyperrealism: Chuck Close, Don Eddy, Richard Estes; new realism: Jean Tinguely, Yves Klein, Arman etc. or even the classical art of the Renaissance: Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian etc.; the Baroque: Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio, Charles le Brun, Nicolas Poussin; and the Rococo: Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher.
The understanding of this art and artists is not enough to understand something of the art. It is not more than blinkered. This is shown by the events, exhibitions, press reports. The exhibition "Gerhard Richter" is a parable. It is to see in the Fondation Beyeler from 18th May until 7th September 2014. In the media and in the art scene tells you, that the Gerhard Richter are the Picasso of the twenty-first century. Gerhard Richter has not proclaimed a art movement yet discovered the photorealism/hyper-realism. Moreover, one's also of Jonathan Meese claimed, that he are the Picasso of the twenty-first century. It can only exist a Picasso and he has long since died. These phrases are like the artist group The Bridge, The Blue Rider or Henri Matisse. Vincent van Gogh was the pioneer of expressionism! With regard to the so-called elite or i.e. clerisy, meaning the answer Urs Raussmuller (The Collection Crex), Larry Gagosian, Tony Shafrazi and so on. A proverb says: "The people are like the fishes."
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