Saturday, February 18, 2017

Why must I be subjected to such creation

                                                                        Artist: Juan Gris (1887–1927)
Image: The Smoker (here)

Expressionism was initially in poetry and painting 
Its typical trait is to present the world solely from 
a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for 
emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas 
Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning 
of emotional experience rather than physical reality.

Why must I be subjected to such creation
Distorted by design than by choice of angst
Of traumatic proportions much maligned

Why must I be tendered as an exhibit
Desensitized without trite of conscience
Holding the ford for a generation of artists
Wrought to non-conforming traits and tendencies
Not aligned to straight lines nor realities of
perspectives to space and distances

I am to carry the flag of so-called modern art
devoid of semblance of physical likeness
but rather to account for subjective emotions
that elicited curiosity initially but later of wonder

Of how graphically emotions in stark contrasts
were presented without batting an eye-lid

In the process I am now typically seen and
savored as a masterpiece worth millions

For Bjorn's at d'Verse's  -  MTB with expressionism


  1. People sure can see many a thing in what looks to be something done by a child, but to each their own.

  2. But it's emotions worth millions... and it's true to the heart.

  3. This is my favorite kind of art because the emotions are similar to poetry. Nice work.

  4. It is nice to view oneself as a masterpiece worth millions. We probably all are.

  5. Wonder-filled touch upon a person... upon us all.

  6. A most touching poem Hank. Congrats on capturing such a creation.


  7. That's abstract modern art for you...subject to anyone's interpretation ~

  8. To become, because of pain, an expressionistic work of art and seen but not understood by others is a scary thought.