lecture is talking about modern/contemporary art, particularly the idea of “i could have made that”. the lecturer keeps asking the class “could you have made that (artwork)” which like, yeah, that’s a thing to talk about, but i also think you should ask “would you want to make that”
which for me, like, i pretty much always answer i could have made it but i have no interest in doing so. it just doesnt really appeal to me.
prepare for more complaints incoming, ive got over an hour of this lecture left to listen to
oh god damn it
in my cyberculture art history course, it’s the one (1) lecture on digital art, and the guy’s immediately brought up drawing on ipads and david hockney.
this is exactly what i hate about the art world + its perception of digital art
to be clear, david hockney is a fine artist who is genuinely good at art and he has achieved renown because of that. but he discovered the ipad in like 2009 and the art world acts like he’s the first person to ever think of drawing on a computer. he gets the credit for it and he doesnt deserve it. because he’s not the first. he’s nowhere near the first. we (that is, internet culture) have been drawing on computers for 15-20 years, i think. sure a lot of it’s shit. but we did it first. hockney only gets the credit because he was already famous
tbh the other issue i have with hockney’s digital work is that i compare it to all the other digital work ive seen (because, duh) and i m o it’s kind of lacking. a lot of it looks pretty beginner to me. like he’s only using one tool bc that’s all he knows how to. it just doesn’t look as good as the stuff people make on the internet. like he does know how to draw, he knows all the theory. but it just isn’t great work imo.