Artist Showcase: Maranda Russell

The latest artist showcase comes from Maranda Russell. If you would like a post about your work on the blog, please email kdoutsiderart@yahoo.com. When did your interest in art/creating begin? I've always had somewhat of an interest in creating art, but as a child I thought I had absolutely no artistic talent because I was … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Maranda Russell

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Reputation and the Art World

The next post in my PhD series continues on the theme of the art world as a system, and, more specifically, Becker’s book Art Worlds. This post will focus on the notion of reputation in the art world – how it’s gained, what it means for artists who do gain a ‘reputation,’ and how the … Continue reading Reputation and the Art World

The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’

My previous PhD research-inspired post, ‘The Cycle of Cultural Consumption’, focused mainly on what sort of culture audiences ‘consume’ and why. It looked at Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, and how our social and educational background is the biggest influencing factor when it comes to the culture that is available – and interesting – to … Continue reading The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’