Can you tell the difference between modern art and paintings made by toddlers?

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#1 charlesdarwin55
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenlewis/quiz-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-modern-art-and-art

 

Obviously the reason I made this thread is not because I am interested in your knowledge about "art" but to ridicule modern "art".

 

Your opinion?

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#2 chaplainDMK
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9/11 correct lol. Certain works I do visually enjoy, but I don't hold them very highly as "art".
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#3 nilzg
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5/11 wtf man :P
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#4 MrGeezer
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9/11 correct lol. Certain works I do visually enjoy, but I don't hold them very highly as "art". chaplainDMK
I did worse than you, I only got 8/11 correct. But yeah...it's not that hard to see the difference. For the most part, the modern art seems more organized and less random, and the strokes and splotches seem more deliberately placed.
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[QUOTE="chaplainDMK"]9/11 correct lol. Certain works I do visually enjoy, but I don't hold them very highly as "art". MrGeezer
I did worse than you, I only got 8/11 correct. But yeah...it's not that hard to see the difference. For the most part, the modern art seems more organized and less random, and the strokes and splotches seem more deliberately placed.

The fact that no one yet got a full score (got 8/11 as well). With Rembrandt, Dali, Van Gogh, Monet etc. etc. there is no question that it's not made by a spoiled little brat. I really had to think to get 8/11 on this one.
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#6 MrGeezer
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[QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"] The fact that no one yet got a full score (got 8/11 as well). With Rembrandt, Dali, Van Gogh, Monet etc. etc. there is no question that it's not made by a spoiled little brat. I really had to think to get 8/11 on this one.

You make it sound as if having to think is a bad thing. Anyway, even though I missed a few, I also don't know $hit about painting or "modern art". It'd probably be a lot more obvious (in most cases) to someone who actually knows and understands what they're looking at and how to read it.
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#7 nomsayin
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Lol, nice thread. I got a 5/11. 

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#8 DJ_Lae
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7/11. Some were pretty obvious, especially having a toddler. One of them looks exactly like something she'd paint. Two or three were obviously not done by a kid, the style was sloppy but there was some actual thought put into them.
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#9 locus-solus
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4/11 i was aiming for how many i could get wrong
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#10 locus-solus
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4/11 i was aiming for how many i could get wrong
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#11 Makhaidos
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The toddler stuff actually looks better than the modern stuff half the time.
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#13 dave123321
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QUIZ: Can You Tell The Difference Between Modern Art And Paintings By Toddlers? You got 10 out of 11 right!
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#14 cain006
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Ha I got 6. I don't want to discredit these artists though, they probably put a lot of thought into what they do.

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[QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"] The fact that no one yet got a full score (got 8/11 as well). With Rembrandt, Dali, Van Gogh, Monet etc. etc. there is no question that it's not made by a spoiled little brat. I really had to think to get 8/11 on this one.MrGeezer
You make it sound as if having to think is a bad thing. Anyway, even though I missed a few, I also don't know $hit about painting or "modern art". It'd probably be a lot more obvious (in most cases) to someone who actually knows and understands what they're looking at and how to read it.

Having to think about whether a painting is painted by some dumb kid or a professional artist is pretty sad.

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#16 Murderstyle75
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Ha I got 6. I don't want to discredit these artists though, they probably put a lot of thought into what they do.

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So does my 2 year old when you hand him a crayon.
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#17 ghoklebutter
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4/11. I'm impressed.
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#18 Nonstop-Madness
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Are you trying to attack modern art or modern art styles? Two very different things. If you're talking about modern art, I couldn't disagree with you more.

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#19 MrGeezer
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Having to think about whether a painting is painted by some dumb kid or a professional artist is pretty sad.charlesdarwin55
Sad on the part of the artist, or sad on your part for being visually illiterate?
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#20 fl4tlined
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that's pretty damn sad I only got 2 of those right
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#21 GreySeal9
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenlewis/quiz-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-modern-art-and-art

 

Obviously the reason I made this thread is not because I am interested in your knowledge about "art" but to ridicule modern "art".

 

Your opinion?

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You so edgy.

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#22 fl4tlined
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that's pretty damn sad I only got 2 of those right
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#23 Allicrombie
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apparently not, =P
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#24 branketra
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Obviously the reason I made this thread is not because I am interested in your knowledge about "art" but to ridicule modern "art".

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Do you not have anything better to do?

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#25 dave123321
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I like that we are not giving mm what he wants by giving our results
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#26 charlesdarwin55
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Are you trying to attack modern art or modern art styles? Two very different things. If you're talking about modern art, I couldn't disagree with you more.

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Certain modern art styles.
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#27 charlesdarwin55
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[QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"]Having to think about whether a painting is painted by some dumb kid or a professional artist is pretty sad.MrGeezer
Sad on the part of the artist, or sad on your part for being visually illiterate?

Sad on part of the artist.
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#28 MrGeezer
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[QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"] Sad on part of the artist.

So I take it then, that you ARE visually literate?
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#29 branketra
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I got 9/11 right.
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#30 charlesdarwin55
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[QUOTE="MrGeezer"][QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"] Sad on part of the artist.

So I take it then, that you ARE visually literate?

What brought you to that conclusion?
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#31 Serraph105
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I got 3/11 correct. Some that todler art I would hang up to be honest.

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#32 MakeMeaSammitch
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modern art is a joke.

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#33 MakeMeaSammitch
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modern art is a joke.

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#34 MrGeezer
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[QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"] What brought you to that conclusion?

Well, if you're NOT visually literate, then clearly you're in no position to be making any judgements about the work in question. That'd be like someone who can't read English "reading" The Grapes of Wrath and saying that it's just a bunch of gibberish. It doesn't work like that. Art is about communication, and being literate is a prerequisite. For you to be making the statements that you're making, surely you must be able to "read" a painting.
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#35 MakeMeaSammitch
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modern art is a joke.

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#36 charlesdarwin55
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[QUOTE="MrGeezer"][QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"] What brought you to that conclusion?

Well, if you're NOT visually literate, then clearly you're in no position to be making any judgements about the work in question. That'd be like someone who can't read English "reading" The Grapes of Wrath and saying that it's just a bunch of gibberish. It doesn't work like that. Art is about communication, and being literate is a prerequisite. For you to be making the statements that you're making, surely you must be able to "read" a painting.

My mistake, I misread it as illiterate. Yes I am visually literate.
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#37 nunovlopes
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LOL 5/11

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#38 gamerguru100
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6/11

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#39 Shottayouth13-
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1/11 :lol: That says a lot about modern art.
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#41 gamerguru100
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6/11

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#42 hoola
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3/11 correct.  This type of art really isn't for me.  The only one out of all of those that I liked was #3, which i thought was an artists.  I liked how it was marbeled and wavy.  

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#43 LittleMac19
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7/11 That's about how well I'm doing in college right now.
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ROFL. 4/11.
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#45 TacticalDesire
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[QUOTE="MrGeezer"][QUOTE="chaplainDMK"]9/11 correct lol. Certain works I do visually enjoy, but I don't hold them very highly as "art". charlesdarwin55
I did worse than you, I only got 8/11 correct. But yeah...it's not that hard to see the difference. For the most part, the modern art seems more organized and less random, and the strokes and splotches seem more deliberately placed.

The fact that no one yet got a full score (got 8/11 as well). With Rembrandt, Dali, Van Gogh, Monet etc. etc. there is no question that it's not made by a spoiled little brat. I really had to think to get 8/11 on this one.

So toddlers who paint are spoiled little brats?  That's a really interesting leap you're making.

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#46 TacticalDesire
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Btw 10/11.

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#47 TacticalDesire
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Btw 10/11.

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#48 charlesdarwin55
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[QUOTE="charlesdarwin55"][QUOTE="MrGeezer"] I did worse than you, I only got 8/11 correct. But yeah...it's not that hard to see the difference. For the most part, the modern art seems more organized and less random, and the strokes and splotches seem more deliberately placed. TacticalDesire

The fact that no one yet got a full score (got 8/11 as well). With Rembrandt, Dali, Van Gogh, Monet etc. etc. there is no question that it's not made by a spoiled little brat. I really had to think to get 8/11 on this one.

So toddlers who paint are spoiled little brats?  That's a really interesting leap you're making.

No just toddlers in general
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#49 Inconsistancy
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7/11. If I have to take a decent look at something to tell that it wasn't made by a toddler, I'm not considering it art. 

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#50 ernie1989
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I actually got about half of those wrong. Not that I think that's a bad thing. I used to make these abstract black and white compositions and I would always create the preliminary work on the computer, but constructing them visually were never as easy as randomly putting things together, which is very easy to do and undo on Adobe Illustrator. It would take days and sometimes weeks. For one to slap something together and have it look good is actually rare and if one's lucky enough to pull that off more often than not, then I'd tell them to run with it as long as they can and sell those damn things. Just because it looks like anybody could do it technically, however, doesn't necessarily mean anybody will communicatively.