When I was in college learning to be an Art Teacher, we were taught that one of the components of a good art unit, along with art history (Where did art come from?) and art production (How do you make it?), is the art aesthetic discussion (What makes it ART?). Secularism had so numbed to the brains of all of my professors that when I asked them, “Well, how do you define art?” they said, “We can’t say, but that’s what the aesthetic discussion is for.”
And I said “I’m spending all of this money to become an art teacher and you guys can’t even tell me what art is?” They uncomfortably nodded yes.
“So when people ask me ‘What do you teach?’ my answer is Well nobody really knows. REALLY?”
My professors didn’t know what to say. Apparently they never had a student who asked these questions before.
“How are we supposed to get a job with that mess?” Suffice it to say, they changed the subject and we didn’t discuss it much after that. And I have had little luck finding a job with that mess.
Atheism has made it impossible to even define the word art. Once you start pretending God isn’t there, then what foundation is left by which to define things? When there is no CREATOR who is the author of all things, all colors, shapes, beauty, balance, and truth, then… what? You want to build a definition of the good, beautiful and true on…
the Big Bang?
That’s exactly what artists have been doing for almost 200 years. They stopped trying to walk in the footsteps of God and started following in the footsteps of “scientists.” Science-ism has decided that everything came from nothing, and then both wrote and violated the laws of physics and chemistry to bring about the universe as we know it.
No Creator. No laws. No right or wrong, up or down. No right, beautiful and true. No purpose, meaning, value, destiny.
Now paint a picture of that.
Modern art sucks because: Atheism.