The Easel

Has art ended again?

Chewy, but interesting. Hegel wrote in 1835 that art had completed its great task of developing techniques to depict objects in a lifelike fashion. Danto, in the 1960’s said art’s great task was to answer the conceptual question ‘what can art be?’ He felt Warhol’s Brillo boxes answered that – art can range anywhere from highbrow to the day-to-day. ‘Progress’ thus awaits art world agreement about a new great task.