Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Blurring the Line Between Craft and Art
I think the distinction between craft and fine art is extremely interesting. When it comes down to it the two differ only slightly but society has a clear line where one ends and the other begins. When thinking about how these distinctions merge and blur, I immediately thought of Murano glass that originated in Italy. The glass is beautiful and coveted all over the world. To me, these pieces blur the line between fine art and craft because they can easily be considered both. There is much skill and craftsmanship involved in creating them yet they serve a primarily aesthetic purpose.