Abstract art = non-art

I don’t consider abstract (non-representational) art to be art. Read why in my essay on  Christo’s Gates.

For my take on art-critic mumbo-jumbo about this and other non-art, see my essay on the Turner Prize (2005).

For more in-depth discussion of art’s nature and purpose (still very down-to-earth and commonsensical, I promise) read Innovators in Sculptureparticularly Chapter 1, Chapter 3 point 3, Chapter 8 points 1 & 2, Chapter 9 sections 1-2, and Chapter 12 section 6.