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What the X is the Real Art?



I have little grievance in Art School. and I am not going to mention which art school or TPO. because I do not want to offend anyone or organization.


When you learn aesthetic, principle of art, even art history classes, You are often listen that they said,

“there are no high art or low art”


“Art includes any forms of itself”


“anything can be art”

Then when you actually went into drawing class, art class, and sometimes even design class, and you experienced strangest things.

If you make the art that medium of they are not recognizing, immediately you are getting weird staring. then you get grade “B”

You will never going to get A or highest grade in class even your work earns it. They do not give you C anymore. because they know if they did what it should look like.

then they disliked you to bring this dispute to them. because they could not stand along when they use traditional brush, charcoal and ink when you are using your software, tools, laptop, or trustful Wacom tablet.

digital source or new medium was perfectly welcomed by the school and curriculum. they have computer and all the fancy stuff. so it does mean they accept the new medium

It just you do not graded as much as the classic.

I respect the preference of them. however, what is this BS of teaching two different values in same pool?

One side, they teach you all good story

when the other side grade you low

It is really time to questioning yourself about what the heck is the real art.


One Comment

  1. Charlis Foster wrote:

    Even though anything can be art, in school things are different. There are standards that you are graded against, and if you don’t meet those standards, your grade will reflect it.

    Being an art student is one of those things that leaves you little room for experimentation in basic classes. They want you to learn the rules so that you know what you are doing when you experiment and break them. The key is going to be your defense of your art. If you can defend it with valid reasons, using the terminology and justifying your decisions, you can usually win people over. But just be sure you are meeting the qualifications of the assignment.You can’t go to a class where they expect you to draw from observation and do conceptual art. It’s just not going to work.

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