Art for art’s sake! Or, if that doesn’t work here are some other reasons.
In 1841, painter John Goffe Rand was struck with a brilliant idea. Rather than spend hours mixing and re-creating paint colors in a studio, he put oil paint in tin tubes with a cap. And the art world went boom.
He won the Guggenheim Fellowship and studied under Constantin Brancusi. He designed dance sets for Martha Graham and George Balanchine. He had an affair with Frida Kahlo. He designed gardens for UNESCO and sculptures for Wall Street And, he invented the coffee table.
Screw your textbook and go straight to the source.
It’s hip to be square. Or, what 80s American pop songs and early 20th Century Polish-Russian artists have in common.
Looking at JMW Turner in the context of the British exit from the Euro-zone.