Posts in Aesthetics
unediting: madhav goyal

How much effort do you put into your Instagram profile? Check the caption. Check the final edit. Go back and look at the 35 iterations of the image. Fret over obsessive minor details. Make sure you tag the right people, use the right tags. Everything to get some level of perfection...but was perfection the goal?

In this series I talk to photographers and artists and go behind the scenes of what the final version of a picture looks like.

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elements of photography: composition

Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Fill the Frame, Golden Ratio… if you google photography and composition, endless rules like these will come up. But that is not why I arrived at the world of art- I came here for the lack of any stringent rule. I had nothing to abide by, so I could do anything without being granted the scorn of a rebel. Not all art is rebellious, but art that makes a difference is.

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nanette: an art history critique

Nanette is a cross cultural examination wrapped in a blanket of jokes. At it’s very core the stand-up comedy is in fact a traumatic confession, an existential confrontation, a rant on mental illness, comedic concealment of trauma and internalised homophobia.
But most importantly, it is an extensive interrogation of art history academia, and artists. And the fact that Gadsby is autistic only deepens our respect for her work.

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