The El Greco fallacy is a peculiar kind of illogical thinking, which is highly intuitive but obviously wrong once it's illuminated. It may be keeping alive one of the most popular -- but questionable -- ideas now current in the field of human perception.
Alexander Calder's hanging mobile Snow Flurry is one of his most popular works. The delicate white kinetic sculpture is reminiscent of snowflakes. It comes from the artist's own collection and has been widely exhibited.
A critic writing about the Mona Lisa should be able somehow to make you feel the way you feel when you are looking at the Mona Lisa. But describing an entire individual piece of art that is so ephemeral as to not be there at all is a different task.
The history of performance art stretches much further than one might think. Scholars point to performative actions in ancient Greece, such as Diogenes repeatedly acting as a dog ("cynic") in his performances.
Professors have scrapped their ancient Kodak slide projectors and carousels packed with slides. At least, in this time of digitally driven change, academics have been at least able to take comfort from one source of constancy: their textbooks.
Miles Regis' work is the perfect expression of who he is -- courageous, powerful and multicolored -- gathering us all in an artistic endeavor that values human spirit, connectedness and levity in the face of adversity.
In my sophomore year of college, I went to an appointment to meet with my adviser. She looked at me straight in the eyes and said, "You should major in art history as an undergraduate, but after that you should go get an MBA and make some money!"