Why are some artists overrated, while others are underrated? This video provides 3 examples of overrated and 3 examples of underrated artists.
- Caravaggio had a track record of really terrible behavior in his life.
- Do we separate the art from the artist?
- Daisy Jacobs and Chris Wilder’s animation techniques is not common; they build stages for their characters and hand paint everything.
- Daisy Jacobs and Chris Wilder’s films include combination of stop motion animation, live action film, painting and drawing, and more.
- The pacing in Jacobs and Wilder’s animated films is unlike the extremely fast paced animation movies produced by big studios like Disney and Pixar.
- Auguste Rodin is often the only historical artist who did figurative sculpture who has any visibility.
- Medardo Rosso’s works are haunting, emotional, and have a fragility that is very powerful.
- Many of Rosso’s sculptures were cast in plaster and then covered with a layer of beeswax, creating a translucent qual1ity.
- Rosso’s sculptures have an impressionist look, the forms are subtle and compelling.
- Helen Rae’s colored pencil drawing technique is not typical of what people expect from colored pencil.
- Most colored pencil drawings online are hyperrealistic drawings, whereas Rae’s work has graphic shapes, patterns, and distorted figures.
- Damien Hirst has extremely high visibility and yet his work often feels like a spectacle to shock his audiences.
- Perhaps Dan Flavin’s work has to be seen in the context from which it emerged; fluorescent lights are very common today, whereas when his work was made they were not.
Prof Lieu’s Tips
I have been doing artist lectures for a bit and it’s still a skill that I am constantly working on. And at the professional level your ability to engage during a talk can really impact people’s impression of you.
I went to a lecture with Eric Fischl who I was very excited to hear speak as I have tremendous respect for him as an artist. Wow, his lecture was soooooooooo boring.
Then I saw Will Cotton speak; I’m not really a fan of his work, but he was such a good speaker (I didn’t fall asleep at his lecture, like I did at Eric Fischl’s lecture) that I ended up appreciating his work a lot more afterwards.
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