Friday, April 11, 2008

De Gustibus non est Disputandum

For the weekend:
The Scout Report today contains two exhibits that couldn't be more different, but are intimately connected as expressions of a cultural timeline of who/what can be represented and how: National Portrait Gallery's Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture and the Denver Art Museum's Inspiring Impressionism.
Hip Hop: "The lyricism and social consciousness of hip-hop music has been a source of inspiration for many artists working in photography, painting, film, and even contemporary multimedia projects."

Impressionism: "The exhibition explores the relationship between the Impressionists and the Old Masters that inspired them."

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