Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Fanart as High Art
Considering most Renaissance art is actually ‘fan art’ of the Bible, what place does the upsurge in artistic renditions of pop culture have in the realm of ‘high art?’ Can the culture of online artists thriving on Tumblr and DeviantArt create traction in academic circles? The same could be asked of fanfiction — writers all over the world write novel-worthy offshoots of popular characters and stories. How can these creators of the 21st century gain recognition outside of the internet and their respective fanbase? Will it ever happen?