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Art and Money28 August 2017

A TOK/Art discussion topicThe art world is fed by pretension and desire as much as by talent, and value is associated in what often appears an arbitrary and incomprehensible manner. Why is it that people... more

Celebrity Artists28 August 2017

British artist Damien Hirst is the world's richest artist and the Tate's big retrospective marks the height of his power. Hirst's atelier has been turning out dot paintings since 1986, and by the artist's... more

Art and Originality28 August 2017

What does it mean to be original?Can ideas be owned? Does a signature make a work of art? In this section you will find observations on the idea of originality, Jim Jarmusch's manifesto on Nothing is... more

Art and Values28 August 2017

What are the standards for good art, or is it just a question of taste? Here are some of the issues addressed in this section:I think it's pretty clear today that the artist does not carry any moral or... more

Nothing is Original28 August 2017

When we look at works of art, we inevitably think about things that we have seen, heard, or experienced before. Art is rarely created in a vacuum. Artists constantly reference the past—building on timeless... more

Digital Drawing Debate28 August 2017

Today, artists are using all kinds of digital technology to make images. Let take one example of a very simple use of technology that may challenge our ideas about "fine art":British Artist David Hockney... more

The Ready Made28 August 2017

"Everyday object selected and designated as art. The name was coined by Marcel Duchamp, whose first ready-mades included a snow shovel that he picked up on a snowy day in New York, and a wheel mounted... more

Blood Head28 August 2017

British Artist Marc Quinn has created a series of controversial self portraits, making casts of his own head and using his own frozen blood. Every 5 years, Since 1991, he recreates another version to... more

Art vs. Craft28 August 2017

An interesting and always controversial topic for a TOK and ART debate in the classroom, or use the questions for an individual reflection in the visual journal and process portfolio material ( criterion... more

Viewer Responsefree28 August 2017

How is this a different experience?Visiting an exhibition without any preparation or prior gathering of information is a very different experience from visiting the same show after having done a bit of... more