Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Art Theory Week 4

A question of originality..discussion sparked off by
Reva Wolf, 'Homer Simpson as Outsider Artist or How I learned to Accept ambivalence (Maybe)'. Art Journal, Vol. 65, No. 3, 2006, pp. 101-111

I don't watch the Simpsons..there were some in class who remembered the episode "Mom and pop art" referred to. The article was easy to comprehend and interesting.

Our tutorial (after the lecture on originality) started off with the question "Is Homer an artist?"

'Outsider' artists were also discussed. I really don't like this term and the prejudice it seems to stem from. I hadn't heard the term until I was 'inside' hmmmm a bit snobby perhaps?

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