Lecture Response

I found last Thursday’s lecture to be very interesting. More specifically, I was interested in the art historian’s role in the Postmodern art movement. When formal aesthetics are set aside to make room for contextual information, a dialogue can evolve. Art historians are responsible for asking questions about how a work came to be, placing more value on social circumstances. This encourages readers to look at art with a critical eye as well. One art historian who comes to mind is Linda Nochlin. Her article The Imaginary Orient is a perfect example of how historical context is crucial in analyzing artwork.

One Response

  1. Lauren, I really appreciate this post but it would be great if you could elaborate a little bit on Nochlin’s article in order to make it a substantial extra-credit post. Thanks!

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