In the first installment of a four-part series, writer Taliesin Thomas identifies core issues, critical thinkers, and key theoretical texts that inform our understanding of art and aesthetics today. These essays investigate theoretical concepts to galvanize a foundation for engaging with artworks. First up: a look at why art theory matters and why Plato remains such a core figure in the field.
While commonplace today, public murals created by and for local communities weren’t always so prominent. Explore the history of community mural movements in the US through the stories and artists in three cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.