i beg to differ on this area. case in point, Barbara Kruger. She did
magazine layouts for several years before taking on art. From this
occupation, she gathered knowledge that aided in good design principles, and
furthermore, aesthetics. Her pieces were successful due to, in part, this
knowledge. Kruger knows good composition, contrast, and other elements of
design. To me, this is just as good, aesthetically, to other art.
i'm so glad you wrote... Women's studies is a major area of interest for me.
let me know what you think...