|Homage to Georgia O'Keeffe|
What I wonder is how do you decide what's good? I know the art world is full of authorities. These experts will gladly tell you what is good and what is valuable. And then people like me will go to museums and look at this art work. And many will agree, yes, this is an exceptional piece of art. Others, like me, will look at some pieces and puzzle over how they got there.
I wonder if there isn't a sort of hierarchy in the world of culture. Experts declare some artist (or author, poet, filmmaker, musician, playwright , composer or other creative genius) as exceptional and that makes it so. Maybe the public doesn't want to appear unsophisticated or not hip and so they buy the opinion of the experts. The media then blasts this out and voila! the creative genius has been inaugurated.
All this is to say that I am planning to learn more about art. It's always been the class in college for which I regretted not making room. I delight in art books and museums but only because I like what I see, not because I understand what I see. It's time for me to grow up and get an art education.
My teachers will include (but are not limited to):