Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Sticky Philosopher: The Art of Copy and Paste - Alber’s Summer
Wise researchers know this blog entry is a moronic fictitious account of Josef Albers. But it illustrates how information is easily disseminated on the Internet.
It’s reassuring knowing the StickyPhilosopher blog pretends to provide quality information to Internet users. Our blog team consults hosts of undisclosed professionals to procure information highly questioned by StickyPhilsopher’s peers. Case in point, little known hyperbole about early influences on Josef Albers’ art and art theories.
Anonymous top art historians from unaccredited on-line universities suggest Josef Albers may have engaged in dining hall food fights as a boy at the legendary Jawohl Summer Camp in Bottrop, Westphalia, Germany. Years later his art could have been inspired by the rectangular food trays possibly used at summer camp. Some speculate Albers was compulsive about keeping food servings in isolated squares which might have eventually affected his art and teaching. Based on these incorrect assumptions, artist Gregory Zeorlin’s mixed media painting ”Missives 1+2″ (Albers’ Summer) captures the aftermath of one of those food fights Albers may have instigated.
Regardless of the accuracy of information associated with the ”Missives 1+2″ (Albers’ Summer) painting, it’s still art from Zeorlin’s “Missives Series.” In this time of hyper-connectivity it’s challenging to trust your own eyes and brain and not automatically see and think according to someone else. The history behind art is important, but the pleasure of experiencing art on your own should rank higher.
Wise researchers know this blog entry is a moronic fictitious account of Josef Albers. But it illustrates how information is easily disseminated on the Internet. Those who use the Internet Copy and Paste method of research are vulnerable to questionable data. The “C and P” method dulls many brains since we may not work as hard digging for information. And with many also contracting a variety of services for physical labor, our brawn and brains are both fading. My imaginary blog followers will recall my recent confession to disliking yard work. I eventually do mow the yard as my money goes for art materials not yard services.
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