I've noticed that many of today's "artists" are very
concerned with what happened in the past. " What was Rembrandt's favorite medium?, How did they prep their panels? What did Sergeant eat for breakfast? What bugs did they mix into their paint? Did they trace or didn't they? And on and on and on! Reading history is wonderful, as long as it is used to discover the new.
Dwelling on the past and obsessively trying to mimic what was done 500 years ago? Well it's a good thing Doctors don't do the same thing, I don't think we need to bring back bloodletting.