Changing methods of Interpretation: Barnett Newman’s ‘The Wild’

This article examines in what ways and for what reasons have established approaches to the interpretation of works of art been challenged since the 1970s? The article will focus on Barnett Newman’s 1950 work, The wild, and will compare two essays, firstly by Lisa Frye Ashe, and then by Michael Schreyach. The ‘beholders involvement’ is […]

The Glassford Family Portrait and Cultural Value

John Glassford of Dougalston (1715–1783) was one of the wealthiest merchants of his time, trading principally in tobacco.[1]Glassford also invested in tanneries, dye works, operated a chain of stores in Virginia where he sold iron and metal tools; large quantities of cotton fabrics of low to medium quality to make clothing for planation workers

My Second Drawing Machine: Situationism, Play and Detournement

In the following statement I will demonstrate that I have used Situationism, and detournement as a qualitative research tool. In particular, I will evaluate the worthiness of Play as a method to create a work of Anti-Art, and to reflect on the Situationists International (SI) objective of instigating a re-evaluation of the relationship between art […]