This year we started our study of Famous Artists
May I tell you how my kid felt about his art?
Well – my kids went, «Blech!»
They HATED his style.
It completely offended them.
«It is ugly.»
«It is stupid.»
«It doesn’t even look like art!»
«Some pictures are rude.»
Art is so subjective, so emotional, so personal.
We talked about his works as we browsed through the library books.
To let my kids know that I heard them, I simply repeated what they said –
«You don’t think this picture is pretty» or
«Those squirmy shapes instead of real body shapes look gross to you»
… not mocking them … just telling them what I hear them say.
We keep the discussion neutral this way.
They are entitled to their own opinions, and Picasso wanted an…
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