Saturday, January 10, 2009

New art histories

Finally getting the tree undressed, ten ornaments at a time.
Finally getting my art history work organized.

Traditional art history states that art is about universal human experience but Marxist art history says that this is just not true. Art is a weapon employed by the middle class in an ideological struggle for cultural dominance. The kind of education that art historians require is limited to members of a leisured and wealthy social class.

Other new ways of looking at art history are from a feminist viewpoint or from a non-western viewpoint. Art History is being re-written and it's very different from what it was thirty years ago.

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