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Looking in the mirror

I received (as usual) a number of art books as gifts from my family over the holiday.  They included exhibition catalogs, writings on the process of art, surveys of contemporary work and interviews with artists about their space and process. I have also had the chance to watch (or watch again) several episodes of the PBS series Art21, which looks [...]

Decorative vs ?

When I was in art school, the most dismissive thing that could be said during a critique was that the work was 'decorative'.  No one ever really explained exactly what this meant, but it was clear that this 'decorative art', no matter how well executed, was always going to be a lesser art, subservient somehow to the real thing.'Real Art', [...]