Episode 35 – ‘A Good Artist Copies, and A Great Artist Steals’

Abstract: In this episode, Karin discusses how artists create, and take from life and experiences. What we perceive as ‘new’ and ‘authentic’, and how this has been looked at through history till today.


REFERENCE AS:

Merx, Karin. “Episode 35 – ‘A Good Artist Copies, and A Great Artist Steals’ ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 5, no. 3 (2018). Published electronically 06/03/18. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-35/.


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Episode 35 – ‘A Good Artist Copies, and A Great Artist Steals’ 1
by Karin Merx

Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.

Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is co-founder and the former editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here.


Our references and where you can easily find them

1. Quote by Pablo Picasso.
2. Plato, The Republic, (Penguin Classic).
Aesthetics, https://www.rowan.edu/philosop/clowney/aesthetics/philos_artists_onart/plato.htm
3. Aristoteles, Poetics, (Penguin Classic).
4. David Myernik, The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture: Between Imitation and Invention (Ashgate Studies in Architecture).
5. Elizabeth Amisu, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Atistic Afterlife (Preager, 2016).

The Visitation – Lacopo de Pontormo
The Greeting – Bill Viola

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One thought on “Episode 35 – ‘A Good Artist Copies, and A Great Artist Steals’

  1. Great history lesson in this podcast; I really appreciated the perspective you gave to the question of authenticity in art.

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