The meaning was the medium, and you dont need to be very good
Reference Understanding Art history
An artists imaginative sense expressed through the work that has value and revelence, rather than subject matter itself.
In other words the ‘message’ or meaning is the medium, which is the real content
Its meaning that makes us human. The meaning is the medium, for music the Sex Pistols would be a good example, they weren’t good musicians, Punk music wasnt about being a musician, it was about the message, which is what people bought in for in the UK, something America never understood about Punk music.
Americans didnt understand the Punk rock meaning, they thought they weren’t very good musicans, and its true.
Art as a medium, the message is…
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What Iron Maiden thought about Punk rock
“The closest the ‘art establishment’ ever came to embracing metal was punk. The reason they embraced punk was because it was rubbish and the reason they embraced rubbish was because they could control it.
They could say: ‘Oh yeah, we’re punk so we can sneer at everybody. We can’t play our f***king instruments, but that means we can make out that this whole thing is some enormous performance art.'”
If you feel content, you’re satisfied and happy. The content of a book, movie, or song is what it’s about: the topic. This word has two main meanings. The first has to do with being pleased and satisfied (feeling content) or making someone else feel happy and at peace with things (contenting them).
…and then i learned about this while reading a book called “Understanding Art history”, you can learn about Art history from the Khan academy
Recently I learned about Marshall McLuhan
McLuhan is known for coining the expressions “the medium is the message” and the global village, and for predicting the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence began to wane in the early 1970s.
In the years after his death, he continued to be a controversial figure in academic circles. With the arrival of the internet, however, interest in his work and perspective has renewed.
Introducing Marshall McLuhan