THE ANIMAL WITHIN

Explaining the Bizarre and Ludicrous in Modern Art

Very basic introduction to the idea of art as an experience of an inner emotive recollection of an old way of sensing by 'animal' instinct. My assertion is that artists are particularly attuned to recall of this sensation inherent from our past, but, until modern times, they have always worked to suppress this experience by arranging paint, carving stone, composing music, or choreographing dance into ordered recognisable patterns. This pleases our minds rather than provokes recall of our older way of sensing the world. Modern art is then described as an attempt to abandon the traditional working methods so that art can be created that will bring back an old way of natural intuitive awareness.

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