I love art. I guess most people say that and I guess I can be a bit of a poseur sometimes. I don’t mind appearing as though I know more than I actually do. I once took a class where the whole point was to discuss “what is art?” Actually, the point seemed more to put down the opinions of the simpler folk and fellate the professor’s ego. Incidentally, he looked exactly like the character Madeye Moody from the Harry Potter series.
There’s a thread on the boards, What Is Your Favorite Work of Art, which got me to thinking. When I strip off all the dreck of snobbery I was exposed to and participated in (48 credits worth), what is my genuine aesthetic? What does my Venus like?
When I pare away my Leo-rising propensity to sucking up all the air in the room and acting like Basil Fawlty on a tear having been knocked silly by a falling moosehead (just my own special low-expression, your mileage may vary), my tastes are actually pretty simple. Aries Venus. I like bold line drawings, heads, bright colors… martial simplicity. Venus is in my 8th house and I like this simplicity with a twist, maybe a little twisted, depth, taboo. That’s my taste: simple and creepy!
What is your most basic aesthetic? Can you pin down the astrology?