Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
The Georgian and Victorian era in England history are mixtures of both elegance and darkness and the two diametrically opposed streams led to a boom of fantastic arts. I love this period of history and the amazing arts. However sometimes I ignore some penetrating artist just as mentioned in this article: “To be blunt, all too many paintings by the best British artists hang outside London where they don’t get the publicity they deserve. “ Frank Auerbach’s paintings dig deep into the pain of postwar London and the exaggerated visual effect indicates that Auerbach seems to be an unnoticed talent of the Expressionism. In my perspective, artists rooted in the history are more acceptable to the mass than those who concentrate on self meditation simply because stories in the past are exposed to the whole world via electronic media, the Internet and general education. Therefore when people step into a museum or a gallery, they are more likely to experience the similar emotion as conveyed by artists.