What is an artist?
Contemplations of common sense and the objects of art
Keywords:politics, poetry, painting, Grant Wood, Pollock, Rothko
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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