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ahmattox Sat, Feb 21, 2009
I disagree. To try to create in a vacuum is both impossible and unnecessary. Every generation of art influences the next. No matter how hard an artist may try to shield themselves from influences every building and poster on every street has been directly or indirectly influenced by all previous styles of art and will influence the artist.

But I don't see this as a bad thing. As artists today, we don't have to start from scratch. We have the knowledge of generations of artists before us. Let's not do the same old crap, but see what's been done before and do better. We have new tools that can make us faster and more precise, but we are still humans just trying to create. To ignore history could be quite detrimental.

The term art is fortunately vague, but if we still don't like it all we need to do is something amazing to reorient peoples perceptions.