Friday, March 15, 2013

David Maas on the "Yesterday's" movement

David Maas has come out with a quick, but yet excellent post on his thoughts about the Yesterday's movement in palaeo-art.

"What I see as problematic however is the reference to Yesterdays as a sort of movement, as that shifts the focus dangerously close to speculation for speculation’s sake, which is right next door to the sensationalism practiced – among others – by television ‘documentaries’ out to make a good cut among the viewing public. The same sensationalism rightly abhorred by the palaeoart community. I know media producers who defend such formats as audience-oriented science with a healthy portion of speculation. Go figure."

Go check out the whole post here