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Artists and educators struggle to deal effectively with modern and postmodern theory. Indeed, the proliferation of interpretive theory in past decades has made investigations into the visual arts problematic. Contemporary interpretive theories are not only dense and philosophically challenging, but their scope and complexity may overwhelm those who wish to apply these theories in practical, progressive ways.
Politsky, Rosalie, "Building an Interpretive Repertoire in the Visual Arts: An Examination of Cultural Values in the Art of Richard Hamilton" (2001). ICS Fellow Lectures. 42.