Who Says That s Art A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts Today s artworld experts accept virtually anything as art from all black paintings and facsimiles of supermarket cartons to dead animals preserved in formaldehyde Many art lovers reject such things a

  • Title: Who Says That's Art? A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts
  • Author: Michelle Marder Kamhi
  • ISBN: 9780990605720
  • Page: 322
  • Format: ebook
  • Today s artworld experts accept virtually anything as art from all black paintings and facsimiles of supermarket cartons to dead animals preserved in formaldehyde Many art lovers reject such things, arguing that they are not art This book explains why those ordinary people are right and the presumed experts are wrong.Museums and galleries around the world are filled wiToday s artworld experts accept virtually anything as art from all black paintings and facsimiles of supermarket cartons to dead animals preserved in formaldehyde Many art lovers reject such things, arguing that they are not art This book explains why those ordinary people are right and the presumed experts are wrong.Museums and galleries around the world are filled with cutting edge contemporary work that art lovers largely detest, while painters and sculptors whose art the public would appreciate are ignored by the cultural establishment.How did this happen What mistaken ideas have led to it Who is responsible And what can be done to reverse the situation Who Says That s Art answers such questions in commonsense terms that non specialists can readily understand.Many books have attempted to bridge the gap between the public and the contemporary artworld What makes this book different Other writers claim that people need to know the theories behind advanced work in order to appreciate it Who Says That s Art debunks those theories Moreover, it reveals the cultural forces that collude to promote pseudo art in the contemporary artworld from art educators and wealthy collectors to museum administrators and the media.Drawing on evidence ranging from cognitive science to cross cultural studies, the book explains how and why the traditional arts of painting and sculpture profoundly move us In contrast, it demonstrates the emptiness of the installations and conceptual art that dominate the postmodernist artworld Further, it documents the shallowness of the collectors who pay huge sums for works of contemporary art such as a shark in a tank of formaldehyde Surprisingly, however, the author unlike most conservative critics argues that the breakdown of the visual arts actually began with the invention of abstract art in the early twentieth century, because it rendered art unintelligible.In conclusion, Who Says That s Art highlights the pleasures and rewards of genuine art, both old and new, and suggests how to restore sanity to the contemporary artworld.

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    About “Michelle Marder Kamhi

    1. Michelle Marder Kamhi says:

      Michelle Marder Kamhi is an independent scholar and critic with an M.A in Art History She co edits the arts journal Aristos, is the author of Who Says That s Art A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts, and co authored What Art Is The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand which was praised as a balanced critical assessment of Rand s idiosyncratic arguments and a well documented debunking of twentieth century art and art theory.Articles by her have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Arts Education Policy Review, Art Education, and the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, among other publications An essay by her is included in the volume After the Avant Gardes.



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    1. What is Art? This simple question can cause much hullabaloo among critics, ordinary people, even artists themselves. And the varying definitions of Art have driven the world of art into insanity in the past century. The preeminent proof of this is well observed by the works created by modernists and postmodernists. Many of which are completely asinine contrary to the previous works done by intelligent artists with skills and devotion throughout the history. One would-be-artist, Jeff Koons, took [...]

    2. Michelle Marder Kamhi is a scholar and art critic, and her expertise lies in her ability to get directly to the point. The point provided here is an assessment of what qualifies a piece to be deemed 'fine art'; and in this, Kamhi's scrutiny is unerring.Who Says That’s Art? A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts deals with the radical transformation of visual art since the early 20th century. The exact nature of these changes, and their overall negative effect, is documented in chapters that exc [...]

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