Updated: Feb 12, 2020
Should Art be serious? Are Artists tortured souls whose work is a epic struggle.
For some Artists the answer would clearly be yes. Look at Goya, Van Gogh, Munch, Bacon etc.
Then there are other Artists Jeff Koons for example who in any interview with him gives the same scripted reply in his soothing monotone voice.. “I never have a problem with my Art, I never feel any difficulty whatsoever”
So which Art is more valid?
I think both. Why is suffering more important than pleasure. Both reflect different aspects of the human condition.