Thursday, March 25, 2010
What's that you say? Have fun?
My message today is: HAVE FUN. Keep a positive attitude. Remember this talent has been given to you and it is a blessing.
Art History Moment: I'm not going to talk about anything specific today. The reason why art history attracted me so much is that you can't study the art without studying the culture where the art is produced. Delving into an area you'll find that you will learn in a roundabout way the politics, religion, time period, customs, etc. It's like eating a yummy candy bar-just full of hidden delights. I found this out when I was studying Japanese art that was taught by Lenox Tierney (GREAT teacher) at the University of Utah. The professor had lived in Japan pre WWII and he had pictures of places that he had taken that don't even exist today as they had been bombed. Wow. Along with learning about the art we also talked about the customs. It was fascinating. I actually think that studying art history is much more of a privilege than regular history. What I mean by that is-you get to learn all the regular stuff but it's spiced up with the artistic work of the people. What could be more intriguing that that?