Originally Posted by jOe~
The gist of it to me is many try to emulate, even duplicate the work of others. Thus there is a biG BIG difference between "Everyone, no matter who or what is "self-taught", and the tradition worshiping clones who seek to attain exclusionary fictitious standards of excellence..
Sure, I see what you mean.. Let's look at it from another perspective though, take Egyptian art for instance. I imagine less than .001% of people could tell you anything about the differences between an Egyptian painting done in the 3rd dynasty and the 13th even though well over a thousand years seperated the two. I wonder if 200 years from now anyone will be able to tell the difference between something that was made in 1910 and 2010 by ANY artist? You see to me Joe, no matter how hard the copy cats try and emulate and attain exclusionary and fictitious
(important word there) standards,... All one has to do is look/dig a bit deeper to see that individuality cannot be usurped.. There's a whole host of differences between the 3rd dynasty and the 13th even though on the surface they all look virtually the same..