Appreciating contemporary art

A new conception of ‘art’

Art is about narrative, not beauty

Joseph Beuys sculpture, consisting of various objects including metal, felt, paper
Joseph Beuys sculpture, consisting of various objects including metal, felt, paper
Joseph Beuys: Terremoto (1981) (Source Wikiart)

Summary: The traditional conception of art is about sensual beauty and refined taste; modern art on the other hand has introduced an entirely unexpected dimension to the visual arts, namely that of ‘revelatory narrative’. Classical art aspires to present works which can be appreciated as…