>>Oh sure, there's a few "artists" that can sling paint onto a canvas and have a few 'one hit wonders', but most all 'creative genius' is based on rote memory of many rudimentary basics (particularly math & science).<<
well, maybe that is where my math skill lies. Hidden in the ability to sling paint onto a canvas! Whew, I feel better now. I thought I just didn't have any skill in mathematics. :) If art is math, then...boy have I been misled!!!
Great article, kids nowadays don't know much about other places or historic events. I have found that Europeans know more about the US than most Americans do. And I am referring to the regular working class folks. Sad thing is, the US has a reputation for bad education. That is embarassing.