What is Art For? Week 6 Notes - "But is it Art?" Chapter 4 Notes and "My Kid Could Paint That" Summary
What is Art For? Week 6 Notes - "But is it Art?" Chapter 4 Notes and "My Kid Could Paint That" Summary IS 1111.07
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Week 6 Notes “But is it Art?” Chapter 4 Notes I. Museums a. Museum – an institution served to preserve, collect, and educate the public and convey standards about art’s value and quality b. Museum properties: i. Some identify artists with a place 1. Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico 2. Monet’s house in Giverny 3. Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam ii. Some are “tribal” or “partisan” 1. Partisan – prejudiced in favor of a particular cause 2. Tribal – (in this context) dedicated to a single group or minority 3. Examples: a. National Museum for Women b. African-American art museums c. Jewish museums d. Hispanic museums 4. Most minority groups need/want their own museum and most likely believe that men of Hume’s ‘taste’ are parochial a. Parochial – having a limited or narrow point-of-view iii. Some are dedicated to their nation 1. Promoted national identification 2. Symbolized a nation’s might iv. Some museums are made to “produce interesting experiences” rather than to be a “repository of valuable objects" II. Class a. Pierre Bourdieu i. Found CLEAR differences between class and art preferences 1. “Taste classifies, and it classifies the classifier” 2. Lower-class people liked fewer classical composers 3. Enjoying opera: “a dead giveaway of upper-class status” ii. “Low” taste = Kitsch 1. Kitsch – something vulgar (in this context: unsophisticated) and popular with great mass appeal; tacky a. Homey aesthetic; cozy bungalows, sunlit cottages, small gardens III. Market a. The art market is COMPETITIVE and EXPENSIVE b. Strategies to survive the art market: i. Some people use money as their subject ii. Avoid the market completely by making unsellable art 1. Graffiti art iii. Philanthropist and corporate funding 1. Wealthy people/institutions control the art market a. Whatever they like, they’ll buy, but they’ll also refuse to fund art they don’t like b. Museums and artists under corporate funding will feel restricted in what they can display or create c. Corporations fund public art projects to bring out art culture “My Kid Could Paint That” Summary “My Kid Could Paint That” is a documentary about a so-called prodigious 5-year-old child artist named Marla Olmstead who painted abstract art that art collectors all around the world wanted to buy. Her art was selling for hundreds of dollars, which later became thousands. However, after a 60-minutes interview with an art critic of Marla’s aired on television, her reputation – and the family’s – were ruined. Prior to the interview, the family set up a hidden camera that would show Marla’s painting process. The interview centered around this footage. The piece that she was painting, titled “Flowers”, was not as “polished” as her other pieces, according to the critic. The critic then pointed out that the father was coaching Marla and that the paintings before “Flowers” seemed like they were created by a different artist entirely. The critic then made the connection that it might be possible that the father painted the other paintings, not Marla. People who saw this interview jumped right on to this controversy, some of which who sent hate emails to the family of Marla. What was supposed to be a documentary about how a child prodigy rose to fame became the story of how a family’s reputation was crushed. The documentary follows this story from beginning to end, showing how “blissfully unaware” Marla was of her talent, how the family reacted to such an overwhelming journey, how art collectors thought of Marla’s work, and why people intently believed the controversy.
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