In my review of the Dallas Museum of Art's installation of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, I mention the variety in ceramics but did not have the room to go into detail. The very least I can do is give some visuals to support that contention.
It's the difference between a crisp line drawing and modeled, shaded painting with plenty of blurred lines. Not as easy to describe in short sentences, but oh so rewarding. That's how I feel about the shift in art history from a discipline of strict categories and linear progress to one that celebrates the porousness of … Continue reading Escaping art history’s little boxes