Our WordPress Theme IS Modern Art

In the spirit of modern and abstract art, I chose what appears to me the most artistic WordPress theme out there. It’s like post-minimalism…

…or post-apocalypse.


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good

Franz Marc, Stables, 1913.
Oil on Canvas, 29 x 62 inches. Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection. 46.1037.

The Good

This is what modern art should be. Colourful, vibrant, beautiful and interesting to look at. In this particular piece I especially enjoy the contrast between the organic forms in the upper half and the geometric shapes towards the bottom. Darks are use effectively as compositional elements. Basically, if your not going to paint something representational, you better make it beautiful and colourful.

The Bad

Piet Mondrian, Composition No. 1; Composition with Red, 1938-1939.
Oil on canvas, mounted on wood support, Wood Support: 43 x 41 3/4 x 1 inches; Canvas: 41 7/16 x 40 5/16 inches.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection. 76.2553.39. Piet Mondrian © 2003 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o hcr@hcrinternational.com.
The Bad

Now this is the Modern Art we all know. A painting that looks more like a diagram of our kitchen tupperware than anything else. I’m sure the red blob at the bottom symbolizes love or chaos or some concept, but that doesn’t make it okay.

The Ugly

I’ll do the artist a favor and leave this one anonymous.

The Ugly

Oh boy. This one is not bad, it is just ugly. Look at it! It is not appealing in the least. This is what happens when a three year gets inspired by Degas. Oy Vay.