Developing Judgment and Taste
An artwork in a Museum often was done at ANOTHER TIME, by some OTHER than yourself and sometimes for ANOTHER CULTURE.
Indulge me here for a little bit.
If I were to go to a FOREIGN country, would I understand what I am seeing?
Margaret Mead, an Anthropologist, tried to develop what is called EMPIRICAL DATA. This was unedited data. She found that it was a great theory but not very applicable.
What would I need to do in order to “get” what that country is about?
Have you ever tried to tell a JOKE to someone from another country? Did they find that it was funny? Jokes often don’t translate well.
Question: (Refer to these by their number)
TRADITION is the result of a culture doing something long enough that it is done well!
Many of us learn through doing. That means that repeating refine something.
“PRACTICE does not make PERFECT! It makes PERMANENT.”
Question: How do we develop judgment and taste?