Posted September 08, 2018 08:07:00 The art world has gone the way a dinosaur might when it comes to dinosaurs, and it’s not the only one.
The art community is going the way the dinosaurs went, with the extinction of dinosaurs at the hands of humans in the last 50 million years leading to the rise of the new breed of artists who have been taking the art world by storm in recent years.
“We don’t want to get out of that paradigm of dinosaurs,” said Art Director and curator of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Museum of Modern Art, and co-author of the upcoming book, Art: From Fossils to Art.
“If we do get out, we’re going to do it by other means.”
We can’t stop now that there are new artists who are doing the work that dinosaurs did, said David J. Blomquist, professor emeritus of art history at New York University.
We have to start now, said Blomquer, who was a professor of painting at the University of Michigan for 22 years and now teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago.
“Art is a cultural medium.
It’s an expression of emotion.
If you have a medium that’s not really art, it can become a medium for other things, but art is art.”
Blomquist is the author of Art: A Cultural History.
He spoke to CNN about the rise and decline of the art scene in America and how the art of the past is slowly changing.