Google defines art as, “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” With that being said how can memes not be viewed as art?
I believe that art changes through the generations. Everything isn’t supposed to be victorian or look like a renaissance painting because that was then and this is now.
Memes are our generational art and they are multifaceted. We use them to have conversations, and they’re expressive enough to help us fill in the gaps that the texts or posts might not convey. We even have turned art from the renaissance age into memes.
We’ve turned the Grumpy Cat into our Generation’s Mona Lisa. Kermit the Frog has contributed so much to our meme culture and they can be made and understood across cultures.
Not only that, I’ve noticed that means have given people an outlet to the things that are around us. it may seem insensitive at times, but memes have given people a way to laugh about the things they can’t change and make the best out of a bad situation. We have used memes to laugh through “end of the world” predictions, asteroids, and floods. We connect through memes and we share in laughter,even in hard times.