21 April 2017
The newest Dr Great Art podcast, Episode 11 ! Syncretism, Easter, and Mongrel Art! Syncretism is the blending, layering and uniting of different beliefs of various schools of thought. Easter is the holiday most evidencing syncretistic thought. Mongrel Art is a syncretistic form of art. Democratic Art syncretistically involves people outside the field of art in artistic processes.
27 March 2017
The newest podcast episode (Nr. 10)! Dr Great Art: "Why Art History!" What are the lessons art history can teach us? The lessons of art history are that they are lessons. That is a tautology, but an illuminating one worth elaborating upon. It is necessary to know history as personal empowerment for artists: to test the present with the often surprising facts of the past, to note how and why "official" history has often changed; second, to discover one's own personal, vital ancestry; and finally, in order to criticize and change art history.
08 March 2017
The newest podcast episode (Nr. 9)! Dr Great Art: "Mannerism is Now!" A short Artecdote about how our time, Postmodernism, resembles and indeed IS a form of Mannerism.
19 February 2017
The newest podcast episode! Dr Great Art: "African Art Survey Problems." A short Artecdote concerning the difficulty in teaching an overview, or intro survey to Sub-Saharan African art, plus a free art image bank to download. Link to podcast: http://drgreatart.libsyn.com/episode-8-african-art-history-the-survey
Image bank link: http://brandl-art-articles.blogspot.ch/2016/10/african-art-course.html