Quote Originally Posted by MDR View Post
Both in BS spreading and spotting, you can't get a degree in an art school if you don't learn how to do the former

The anecdote is unfortunately true and is really caused by too much talking and philosphizing and too little actual looking at the research object.
I don't doubt the anecdote at all.
I am amazed at what amazing insights art "experts" can come up with- quite creative, some of them. These psychics can deduce all sorts of things about the artist's state of mind, emotions, intent, etc., and they don't even have to have ever met the person! They can read into an image messages and representations which can boggle the mind- which is all just fine, if one remembers that it's just their opinion.