If it's crap ... We'll tell you
I've seen quite a few people declare someone's artwork bad,not because it was poorly made or sloppy,because it was either considered "fetish art",controversial,or something they simply didn't like what the picture was of. Is this fair judgement to think,even though someone put their hard work into whatever they drew/painted/edited/whatever'd,that just because it's of a subject not everyone approves of it's automatically fair to call the artwork "bad?"
I'd really like to know how others feel about this.
I think the problem you're seeing stems more from people not grasping that it's possible not to like good art. They're really two separate criteria. For example, I can like a poorly picture because it has a subject that I like, for example robots, but I still understand that it is not good art. On the other hand, I understand and recognize Led Zepplin's music as being good, and how it influenced the music that came after it, but I don't like listening to it. I think part of being mentally mature is being able to distinguish that difference.
... Why not both?
This man speaks the truth brown sugar poptarts are the superior poptart
You're all nuts. The obvious best is Wild Berry.
i think this is the fastest a forum has gone off topic.
but should a pop tart be judged by its quality or its subject matter?
You should see the Maverick posts. We go from subject to this in seconds.
Somehow my wife got me a couple of boxes Wild Berry flown in yesterday. I love that woman.
In order to truly be considered art, in my opinion, it has to have both. If I had to choose one that is more important, it would be quality over subject matter. The subject is just the icing on the cake.
From what I've learned, it's art if you call it art. Part of it might be how much an audience buys into that claim, but it's really hard to put down one definite statement about what art is for all giving it any consideration. I've seen a lot of stuff that has been given the label "art," and I wouldn't consider it as such. Still, there are people who pay money for it, and there was probably even effort put toward the construction and conception. There might even be a really good rationale behind it.
It really is up to the person looking at it, taking into consideration the quality and subject, to decide for themselves. I do agree that they shouldn't be able to force their opinion on everyone else though.