Artist Statements of the Old Masters

Artist Statements of the Old Masters

ARTIST’S STATEMENTS OF THE OLD MASTERS
I could not agree with this brilliant article more. I am currently in the last semester of Master of Visual Arts and am barely passing because I refuse to reference philosophers such as Foucault, or spout words like ‘materiality, nexus, dystopia, convergence, metaphysics’. I am being graded on my ability (or inability) to play a game which I don’t believe in, not on my ability to paint. I thought I enrolled in a Visual Arts coarse, but it seems ‘Art’ in 2014 is actually another language, and it certainly isn’t visual. I consider it a sad state of affairs indeed when so many galleries are full of work which is merely an accessory to the ‘artist’s’ gift of the gab. It makes me think of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Emperor’s New Clothes

See full post here: Jodi Magi :: Art and Illustration2014-04-30.