Thursday, March 30, 2006

art's ugly face

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Kara Walker, artist who will be included in the inaugural MOCAD show in Detroit, has been written up by the infamous art critic Jerry Saltz. You have to read at least the first 3 paragraphs! Saltz makes some basic assessments that a lot of art viewers forget about: art isn't always beautiful nor does beauty equal truth.


"Keats was wrong: Beauty isn't truth, or truth beauty. Saying art is about beauty is like saying, "I'm for children." Everyone loves beauty; Nazis loved beauty; Osama loves beauty...Kara Walker's work is sometimes great. It is rarely beautiful."


 

3 Comments:

Blogger William said...

Speaking of beauty, just kidding.
I started a blog for concert reviews and art.

http://art-musicforum.blogspot.com/

1:25 PM  
Anonymous pacopez said...

Humans devour Beauty. Dice it up and commodify it. Help them see the beauty of Detroit and you will be kicked out a few years later!

How about Goya and the Monster eating its Children..

9:38 AM  
Anonymous birdie said...

Soooo.... what is girlfriend doing to herself sitting on that confederate soldier? Huh? Huh?

8:22 PM  

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