Monday, November 10, 2014
The Art vs. Craft Debate
Once again, textile artist Mirka Knaster has written a brilliant essay on an important topic in aesthetics, this time tackling the Art vs. Craft debate in her post of November 8.
Mirka has worked for decades as a professional writer, and she brings this talent to her blog, "Exploring the heART of it". Every week or two she shines a light on a particular aspect of art, and explores it, often making references to art history, to the aesthetics of various cultures world-wide, and to textile art.
This week, Mirka draws on the wisdom of Chuck Close, the evolution of Japanese basket-making, the Bauhaus movement, and the emergence of Big Name artists in the European Renaissance to shed light on the relationship between Art and Craft.
As always, an insightful exploration of a challenging subject.