What is an artist?

Contemplations of common sense and the objects of art

Authors

  • Adam Staley Groves Nanyang Technological University

Keywords:

politics, poetry, painting, Grant Wood, Pollock, Rothko

Abstract

Donald Trump most consider a villian, not an artist. Yet this thinking is limiting in terms of our own humanity. In this commentary I explore the politics of regionalism, abstract impressionism, and the personal relationships certain works of art (namely painting) contain without explication - with additional thoughts on institutions and the shifting global order.

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Published

2023-01-15

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