This entry begins with an attempt to classify the broad term of the “visual arts” in terms of a closed versus open system. In the paragraphs that follow, I’ve made some attempt to retain some kind of chronology, as I discuss various distinctive aspects of the visual arts. Starting with paleolithic cave painting, control of technique, and mastery over medium, the idea of art as poxy, art and nation building, art as commodity, and concluding some amazing artists out there who are pushing our idea of what art is.
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Sandholm-Bark, J. (2021). Possible in Visual Arts. In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98390-5_78-1
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