finneydsd replied to your post “IDK isn’t….”
This is completely missing the point of medievalpoc.
Which is…what? Compiling random photos with no context and complaining when journals with rigorous standards won’t publish their glorified internet collage…
Oh my lord, I hate when people try to use the argument that it’s “just art”. There is no such thing as “just art”. The artist is an active force in documenting their cultural surroundings. Every decision in artmaking is deliberate. The way they choose to document their environment - what they include, what they emphasize, what they minimize, what they leave out - is descriptive (if even only subtly in some cases) of the artist’s own ideas, beliefs, prejudices, etc. The artwork then transmits these ideas to the people viewing it. Art is a form of communication. Communication does not take place in a vacuum.