Art for money’s sake

I blame two things for the current state of modern art: the camera and the denigration of faith. When art was both the sole way to record this life and the most reverent way to pay homage to faith and the after life, artists brought their best efforts to play, and both buyers and viewers had appropriately high expectations.

When art lost its two raisons d’être, artists were reduced to producing decorations or to claiming that they offer the great unwashed some “deeper” meaning and insights through their “creative” efforts. Some are really trying; others are pretentious boors; and still others are scammers, pure and simple.