Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Death of Creativity
Death of Creativity
There are many signs of a dieing society. Note, I say society, not economy, as economic collapses come and go but a culture or society can endure and even grow stronger. However, one of the signs of digressions is visible in the creative arts that that society produces.
For example, from stick figures to Greco-Roman anatomically correct statues and then again to stick figures on tapestries, that was the rise and fall of man's society in central and western Europe, running into the long and dark ages.
It took quite a bit of time to recover from that and once again bring up the masters of the Renaissance and on. Their art work is of such quality that it seems to leap right out or rather allow the viewer to walk right into the living painting.
However, over the past 100 years and accelerated now, art has been in collapse. As the core of the Western society has turned to a puss filled pulp, its creative juices have dried out. What passes for art now, appropriately named "Modern Art" is an eye sore at best and an example of talentless, self degrading society, lost of any wisdom and self governance.
What are/were some of the more "celebrated" works of the past two decades? The Piss Christ? The Dung Madonna? Or the traveling German ghoul fest of partially dissected preserved corpses in various poses. Blank mono-colour canvases, Picasso "portraits"? This is what passes for high art?
So equally is the West dead in Music. True, Music, for the most part, continued to flourish and grow, while the visual arts putrefied, but one will always catch up to the other, eventually and so it has.
In the 20th century, the West gave us Jazz, Blues, Disco, Rock, Heavy Metal, Grunge, Rap (not sure if that should be on this list). There were aborted developments too, like Electric, but over all, things grew, new areas were explored. But what has come out in the past 15 years? Nothing. No new movements, nothing new.
Yes, corporate music, created in a cubical, playing the same tunes with hired on singers, has continued to march on, and not just march on, but dominate the field, along with its side kick of debasing gangsta rap. And the message of all these songs of the past decade and a half? Is it songs about love of motherland? Duty? Love? No, of course not, its all about "f**king like a bunch of animals"...."We're nothing but mammals so lets do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel". That's right, absolute debasement of the human soul.
Much is the same for the art of the big screen and little screen. Soulless debasement of humanity.
Anything that shines any kind of "newness" is always pulled in from other, more vibrant cultures, but in the long run it falls on deaf ears and dead hearts, in a West whose soul has died a long time ago.
Posted by Stanislav at 10:35 PM