19. Michael Asher, “Michael Asher,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2008
This separation of art varieties continued among art establishments till the late twentieth century, when such inflexible distinctions started to be questioned. an artistic and literary style, developed from the baroque, characterized by complicated and elaborate ornamentation. —rococo, adj. romanticism the reflection, in artwork, of a late 18th-century literary and philosophical motion in reaction against the intellectuality and rationality of Neo-Classicism. It produced no single creative style or attribute however strongly influenced the beliefs of imagination, emotion, and the liberty of expression in other media. —Romanticist, n.
Danto spares the reader a lengthy foray into art’s various mediums, and rightfully so. Is a flag a work of art? Is a painting of a flag a flag? Is a photograph of a flag a flag?
Art doesn’t mean simply painting or sculpture; anything that is created for an inventive purpose … Read More