The point of departure is that connoisseurship has to do with the expertise, knowledge and familiarity of research material.
To be a connoisseur you have to know, sometimes intimately, a large body of art and artistic work.
With the myriad of new materials and technologies being utilized by artists, the lack of established conservation treatments, and complex potential conflicts between an artist's concept and the physical aging of works of art, conserving modern and contemporary art is widely recognized as having some of the most difficult and pressing challenges in the field. Cellulose nitrate on copper with iron, 65.4 x 94.0 cm (25 3/4 x 37 in.) Yale University Art Gallery. The works originally clear plastic components now show extreme signs of degradation, including warping, cracking, and discoloration, which exacerbated corrosion processes in the metal pieces. ©2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.", 1993–94.
The multiplicity of art styles, genres, and movements gives a great opportunity to choose a topic of your interest.
What does empirical material mean in different disciplines?
How does it differ for example between literature studies and art history?
In recent years the field of art research has become wider and polymorphous. The first concerns the development and strengthening of artistic research in art academies since the late 1990’s.
Today artistic research has become an umbrella term that covers all kinds of art research, especially research that concerns contemporary art.
Don’t hesitate to steep yourself in the world of beauty and aesthetics!
When we want to avoid the mistakes of the past, we turn back to our history.