There's the famous line about art that says "It may not be art, but I know what I like."
The latest in Bravo's reality series about finding the best new talent in a singular profession bows tonight with "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" (Bravo, 11 p.m.)
Like "Top Chef" and other such reality shows, it's hard for me to understand the appeal of the show. After all, there's nothing more subjective than art, and really, how does one compare a Rodin sculpture to a Cezanne landscape? Apples to oranges, I say.
But Bravo has found 14 aspiring artists who will compete for money and their own gallery exhibit over the life of the show.
Sometimes, the reality shows make some sense. Take "Top Design," where interior decorators square off. Since they are given the same budgets and access to materials, this is a series that makes some sense, because you see a final room that is designed and the viewer can judge for his or herself whether that designer is any good.
On the other side of the coin is "Top Chef," where viewers can see the food being prepared and presented, but don't have access to the two most important senses when it comes to food -- taste and smell. So all we have are the word of the judges whether a dish is good or not. Seems pointless to me.
Which side of the spectrum will 'Art' fall upon?
WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: A rather quiet night for TV. Fox brings a new "So You Think You Can Dance" at 8 p.m., while NBC has Game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, beginning at 8 p.m.
On cable, there's a new "In Plain Sight" (USA, 10 p.m.)
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