Research Blog

Just for a little something different but still related, here are some questions I had to table from my current research that I'm sure I'll want to pick back up on later. Interested in having a discussion? Let me know. These are all things that I would love to explore but have to narrow down my research to a more streamlined thesis.

Why is the history of art constituted by masterpieces? How is the quality of this work determined and by whom? Is the formula for value a combination of talent and learned skill? Why was Isadora Duncan’s work ultimately accepted instead of rejected for its lack of technique? Can something be of “good” quality and hold value if it is untrained? 

How do we determine quality and value if not by the influences of our culture, trends, and a capitalist system? What is quality? Can something be of good quality and hold value if it is untrained? This determining of art history has historically excluded women, people of color, and other marginalized groups.

What is the art for?