Embracing the Ordinary

Consider the Ordinary... Tried and true, and sitting well within the established guidelines of history. Years ago, my undergrad Art History professor wouldn’t cover any artworks after 1885, stated that historians were very much undecided as to whether Modern Art was to be considered art at all (!).

The modern diamond-framed “Safety” bicycle replaced the Ordinary in 1885, bringing a paradigm shift to the world of cycling. More recently a colleague (and Professor of Art History) claimed that I was committing professional suicide by omitting Baroque & Rococo work in our Visual Arts gallery. 

Bizarre how a tweed jacket can be used to grant a classicist the authority to kill art history’s future.