Art Theory

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Art and Aesthetics on the Left: An interview with Andrew Hemingway
Hemingway, Andrew
Article
2015
Andrew Hemingway is an art historian and Professor Emeritus at University College London. His books include Artists on the Left. American Artists and the Communist Movement 1926-1956 (Yale University ...
Art and Sexual Politics: Why Have There No Great Women Artists?
Hess, Thomas B.; Baker, Elizabeth C.
Book
1973
Examines cultural and ideological biases about female artists
John Reed Clubs and Proletarian Art - Part I
Hemingway, Andrew
Article
2015
The writings of Marx and Engels provide no support for the idea, frequently associated with Marxism, that the movement of the working class to emancipate itself from capitalism and build a classless s...
Reimaging America: The Arts of Social Change
O'Brien, Mark; Little, Craig
Book
1990
More than 40 artist-contributors using video as their medium describe and analize how they create art as part or their struggle to alter mass culture and to reconnect with the communities which inspir...
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Benjamin, Walter
Article
1936
Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.

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A user's guide to artspeak
Beckett, Andy
2013
There is now a name for the pompous prose used by art galleries: International Art Speak. You need to speak it to be a part of art culture.