Thursday, September 23, 2010

Creature Comforts on Art

 If you have not seen this clip on art from the Creature Comforts America series, do yourself a favor right now and spend seven minutes watching it.  You won't be sorry -- it's a hoot.  It's been around for about three years now, but it's just too good to let it slip into obscurity.  The Aardman Animation folks recorded interviews with a variety of Americans about their views on art, and then used their signature stop-motion animation to accompany the best responses.  Many instructors for both studio art and art history courses have shown this clip to their students not only for an entertaining change of pace, but also as a departure point for a serious discussion about what art is and the variety of ways that people view and appreciate it.