Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; God probes for what is good. Proverbs 16:2 (Message Vs.)
Today the girls and I visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. I was happy my girls even had a desire to go to the Art Museum in the first place, but as we began the walking tour, it was obvious we didn’t agree on what we thought was “good” art. I wanted to see the famous painting of George Washington, Georgia O’Keefe flowers, and the “Rainbow over the Grand Canyon” painting by Thomas Moran. The girls wanted to see the photography and the modern art. We comprised and walked through all of it. Although some of the modern exhibits were amazing, there was a few that caused you to stand with a puzzled look on your face and whisper, “What’s so great about that?” This brought up the question of “who and what” determines if art is “good”?
It’s kind of like our society, what or who determines what is “good” anymore? It is all relative to the person’s unique perspective of value and worth. When there is no higher standard or scale to determine if something is right and good, it can only be measured by personal likes and dislikes, which are subject to change with mood and moving media.
One time the girls and I were separated because I was absorbed in the presidential official portraits and they moseyed on over to something “better”. I called Kelsey and asked where she was. She replied, “Look for the man in a dress holding a poodle.” Enough said.