Joseph Augusta wrote: > > RWilk85411 wrote:>> > > > Exactly my thoughts Ricki. I frequently tell my students that neither the > > subject nor the medium make any difference in the quality of their work. > > Then you're certainly at odds with the great media/sociologist guru Marshall > McCluhan who pronouced that *the medium is the message*! > > In other words--what else is there to say about contemporary art other than its > subject matter and its vehicle of expression? Quality? That's a gray area > beyond the reach of most individuals contemporaneous with the artist, whose work > may be yet too esoteric or strange to be understood---as is the case with most > artists who push the envelope of expression---rather than work in more > established traditions. > > Best wishes, > Joseph
I guess then I am at odds with the "great" Mr. McCluhan. I always
thought that art was a subjective experience. Why do you believe that
quality is such a gray area pertaining to contemporary art? Wouldn't
you say that the Super Realist work of Richard Estes is "quality"?