Romanticism, however, defied easy characterization. It was extra of an perspective—one made acceptable by the Enlightenment and dawning of social consciousness.
Renowned for “The Physical Impossibility of Death within the Mind of Someone Living”, a lifeless Tiger shark pickled in formaldehyde, and lately for his diamond encrusted cranium “For the Love of God”, Hirst has managed to stimulate audiences and horrify critics around the globe. And while he’s unlikely ever to inherit the mantle of Michelangelo, his achievement of gross sales value $100 million in a single Sotheby’s public sale is positively eye-popping.
The purpose of this piece is to hit the highlights and provide you with the barest of basics on the different eras in art history. The pluralistic “something goes” view of latest art (which critics might characterize as exemplifying the fable of the “Emperor’s New Clothes”), is aptly illustrated in the works of Damien Hirst, a leading … Read More