• Art History Revisited

    16 days ago - By Aesthetica

    “‘Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!'” writes F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby (1925). It's a famous quote that brings up a whole host of questions surrounding the novel's titular character. But it's also applicable to the world at large. How do we best learn from history? Can it be rewritten? What do we want to remember, and, most tellingly, what would we rather forget? Here are six artists from the Aesthetica archives who draw on art history for inspiration: destroying, reinventing and updating the records for 21st century audiences.
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