The strand to figurative painting discerned by Tucker surely derives from the styles of Pop Art, Pattern and Decoration, The Hairy Who, and affiliated Chicago groups, and Californian Funk Art.
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"Bad" Painting is the name given to a trend in American figurative painting in the 1970s by critic and curator, Marcia Tucker (1940–2006).
Validation is a response of some kind to something we do.
It’s an acknowledgement that we affect the social network in which we exist.
A review of an artist’s work is an acknowledgement that the work is worthy of a public response.
But, while that may be gratifying in and of itself, publicity is also a testament to the artist’s business skills.
After all, the critics don’t usually stumble upon art without some prompting.5) Venue. I love your painting and I love your photography as well! Validation is truly the underappreciated driver in so much of what we do—underappreciated because somehow being completely self-sufficient and avoiding any acknowledgment of our interdependence have become fashionable.
When a beginning artist finds any space willing to display her-his art, it means something. Thank you for posting such lovely pictures along with your insightful blog. I think it’s a rare individual (non-artist) who really understands how necessary your list is to those of us who create art.
When a more established artist breaks into the kinds of venues she-he is interested in—whether they’re academic or commercial galleries or even museums—it’s a good feeling. I wonder if the need for validation isn’t what’s behind the invention and mass appeal of social media… If more people took the time to comment, like, retweet, and inquire, an artist’s life would be a lot more encouraging. Although no individual item can serve as conclusive proof of one’s artistic achievements, it would be really difficult for an artist (especially an amateur like myself :p) to go on making art without some sort of validation. I hope my non-artist friends can understand that every “like” or “comment” means a lot to me. I come by quite often, just too lazy to leave a comment!
Receiving one or more of these forms of validation results in two things for creatives: a desire to continue making art and an ability to sell that art. Receiving responses and “likes” is some sort of validation of one’s own message / “status” / tweet…
1947), Cply (alias William Copley) (1919–1996), Charles Garabedian (1923–2016), Robert Chambless Hendon (1936–2014), Joseph Hilton (b. Tucker identifies a shared theme of iconoclasm, and a preference for parody and antagonism for her selection, Yet curiously, Tucker makes no mention of Pop Art, as inspiration or opposition.