Modern Art No Longer Shocks

BBC: Magazine: Has Modern Art Exhausted Its Power to Shock?

In a post from the BBC magazine, they wonderded aloud if Modern Art can shock the masses like it once did. Of course, at one time the avant-garde of modern art was amazing in its ability to create what was defined as art. However, now we have a post-Modern Art generation of artist and the question now becomes more of technique and wonder of creation. It seems to be that the art world will always have it’s forward looking creators and their group of patrons but for the rest of the world it’s a matter of creating for the self-indulgence of creativity. The shock factor is nothing built into the subject but into the process; thus, building inspiration through thought of concept and not the actual work itself. Where Munch, Monet, and Van Gogh, placed the viewer directly into the moment of emotion and movement; Chihuly and Picasso make us wonder how and why a piece works with its surrounding facets.