How do you tell if art is ‘good’?
In this newsletter we look at Grayson Perry’s Reith Lectures, an app that lets you ‘touch’ Van Goghs and Damien Hirst does kids’ books
Grayson Perry, the Turner Prize-winning potter gave the first of his Reith Lectures that was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on how to identify whether art is ‘good’.He said: “How do we tell if something is good? And who tells us that it’s good? That’s perhaps even more important. And of course now, in the art world as it is, does it really matter?”
Listen to the lectures or read the transcripts here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03969vt
An artist widely acknowledged as ‘good’ is Van Gogh. But how good is this latest app designed to let you ‘touch’ the great man’s work? See for yourself here
Damien Hirst has given an interview on his latest venture – a children’s book
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