Are Australian Art Academics Stuck In A Rut?

A Brief Overview of Western Art History in the last 100 Years. During the 1880’s intellectual content became increasingly more important in the Arts. When modern art was winning its wings with the public after the First World War, it was essential to de-emphasize photographic exactness for emotional and geometric expression. Duchamp’s philosophy being, Art is whatever the Artist points his finger at, opened the door to what is portrayed as Art, but more questionably who could call themselves an Artist? Beginning with Impressionism, then Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Minimalism, Art progressed in movements. Realism seemed to stay in the forefront in the form of surrealis

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