an archeologist is required to help me dig up what i remember about my college art history classes.
the slideshows were beautiful, i remember that... but the accompanying lectures were monotonous enough to make ben stein cringe, curl up into a ball and cry for it to stop!
i'm sure there've been changes in the curriculums since the protozoic age, when i was the knee-deepest
there can be inspiration and appreciation while talking about (insert dead european renaissance painter here) but its not been until brother kehinde wiley recently came along to apply those traditional approaches to his contemporary themes. most painters striving to achieve the level of mastery displayed by 'the masters' either mimic or mock those long-gone mentors... there's been much 'adoption' of classic approaches but very little 'adaption'.
and with all things in life, when changes in approach/technique/vision are required it usually begins from the pristine critic asking his jaundiced question.
and apparently, there is a scholarship for that!
is this a natural fit for me? i was already born a cynic... can i hone that into a career making critical conclusions on the state of contemporary art? shit... i'm damn near spent just getting this blog finished!
it's 2010... im an old ass man... maybe its time i take vitamins. supplements to complement my contemporary pessimism.