Why are some artists overrated, while some are underrated? This video provides 3 examples of overrated artists, and 3 examples of underrated artists, explaining the specific reasons why these artists receive more, or less attention over time. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe & Jordan McCracken-Foster.
- Spencer Tunick: art as a public spectacle that piques curiosity.
- Sheer numbers provides an awe factor in Spencer Tunick’s work.
- Expectation in fantasy illustration for the style to be realistic and very serious.
- Artists who go on “automatic pilot” once they find a style that works.
- Matisse’s transition from painting to collage due to his declining health.
- Artworks that are subtle and quiet tend to be underrated.
- Mezzotint is a printmaking technique you don’t see often, and that most people don’t understand.
- The Mezzotint process is extremely time consuming and difficult.
- Printmaking in general gets much less attention than painting.
- Artworks that are visually “loud” tend to attract more attention.
- Drew Struzan’s style defined movie posters in the 80s and 90s.
- Visibility of movies is very high.
- Drew Struzan’s rejected poster for Pan’s Labyrinth poster.
- Was Drew Struzan trapped by the expectations of the industry?
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