Re: Why these strong opinions?
I am of the opinion that movements in art were primarily created by the gallery industry as a means to establish a "market" in a particular style or artist.....Once a movement is established it is protected by the same group largely to ensure the value of the collections they sell to...This aside it's fortunate that high degrees technical skill, inspiration and hard work will never go in or out of "fashion". i.e there will always be a receptive audience for great works of art.....no matter what.
In the end there really is no reason why any artist can't create whatever they want...without resorting to name calling or using the old Wheeze "your too stupid to understand it".....selling is another matter entirely. I hope for a future where there are no fads but rather artists doing what artists do best ...talking to us with visual images