What Happened to Beautiful Art?

This is a video about why so much modern art is just so bad, with artist Robert Florczak:

For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.

I’m not so sure I fully agree with Robert Florczak on his assessment but it does make one think. My work is based on a personal vision of what I consider to be beautiful. I’ve been told that my photography doesn’t harvest the dark side of humanity so it will just be something pretty to look at — pretty to look at won’t sell to a broad art market. So, if I want to cash in on the art market, I have to make my art shocking, disgusting and offensive to be accepted. Well, I choose not to. I will always present the world as I see it… a beautiful place. If you feel the same way I do, put some of my art on your walls. Enjoy the beauty. Reject the ugly.