I don’t know art, but I know what sucks

So we’ve been talking about and looking at a lot of amazing art these past weeks. But we haven’t talked about bad art. The first problem with that is, what is “bad” art? That’s almost as hard a question as when we first asked, “What is art?” And why do we even need to ask? If it’s bad, you wouldn’t want to see it anyway.

Well, often times when we’re helping a customer to design a custom frame, we’ll continue to look at a few other options even after they see something they like. That’s one way to find out for certain that the customer is indeed happy with the choice they think is best. You’re gonna have a tough time knowing what you like, if you don’t also look at stuff that stinks on ice. Someone might tell you that Michelangelo’s statue of David is one of the finest sculptures ever. But you might not truly agree OR disagree if you don’t first make a judgement call on many other sculptures. And who knows – you may find something that is more important or inspiring to you personally than ol’ Dave.

The fine folks at The Museum of Bad Art can show you what we mean. While many people would insist that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s safe to say that at least the majority of their collection is deserving of the special ranking that the MOBA has bestowed on them. There are three galleries in the Boston area. It’s the perfect way to broaden your appreciation of art. Any art.

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