Intro to Philosophy

Read the following quotes:’It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not.’ – Jackson Pollock(Pollock, n.d.)’There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.’ – Picasso(Picasso, n.d.)’Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered’ – Al Capp(Capp, n.d.)’The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.’ – Ellen Key(Key, n.d.)Part 1As the four quotes above indicate, abstract art has created many controversial topics about what it is or if it can be termed art. Discuss the following:Why do you think that many abstract art works are criticized?What is your opinion about abstract art?Do you agree or disagree with any of the above quotes?Part 2If you had a choice of having a painting from the styles of Realism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Abstract, or Avant-Garde, which style would you choose and why? Discuss with 2 or more classmates their preference for art and relate your opinion about your assessment of the particular style.

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