For some reason I was thinking about cubism while driving into work today. I'm not sure why - Lord knows I've tried - but I just cannot make myself like it. At all...
Don't get me wrong, I respect cubism a great deal. I just don't enjoy looking at it. It makes me uncomfortable. Undoubtedly, it accomplishes its aims, but it's not pretty.
I respect cubism in the way that I respect Jerry Springer and Dennis Rodman. Say what you will about their means, but they have been very successful individuals. I respect them for going out in the world and making their mark. I don't like them. I do respect them. Perhaps I'm sick!?
Cubism has a permanent place in art history. It's too early to tell what, if any, place Springer and Rodman will hold in our collective history 50 years from now. Perhaps they'll be known as the fathers of reality tv or badboy/showman athletes. Who knows?
So, to cub(ick!)ism, Springer, and Rodman, congratulations on your success (significant or not). I respect you... I'm just not going to look at you!!