beauty. a word carefully used in reference to art since more classical times in painting.
while i take the Guerrilla Girls’ point entirely (and thank them for their work) i still find the female nude to be divinely beautiful
today we can at least agree that it rests in the eye of the beholder
today’s musings begin with my new online MoMA course, Five Puzzles of Contemporary Art. the course challenges views on beauty, value, originality, concept and experience in contemporary art
should aesthetic pleasure be a goal in art making? worthy or not, it is a goal of mine
one lecture, given by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, proposes that the art of our time needs to go beyond traditional beauty to consider ‘interestingness’, ‘memorability of form’, and ‘creating a sense of awe’ in its evaluation
interestingness for sure. i need work on ‘sense of awe’
will keep at it