Originally Posted by CGW
Yeah. All those van Gogh paintings that were useless during the painters lifetime, known only by a few, were not art until people started paying for them.
My point. Tell me I'm wrong.
You are wrong. Have you ever seen a Van Gogh in real life? His paintings are absolutely mind blowing and nothing to do with monetary value at the time they were created.
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”