This time, there was an unusually high amount of what Etienne Gilson would call "arts of the beautiful," as opposed to arts that serve didactic or politicized ends. Several shows contained works that passed the living room test, that is, pieces one would actually want hanging in one's living room. On previous walks, canvasses that a person with reasonably sized walls might actually consider purchasing amounted to maybe twenty percent of what was on offer. As of May 2009, that percentage seems to have jumped to nearly half.The whole article is Another Day In Chelsea.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Change In The Culture War
Encouraging news from the world of modern art? Who would have thought? Matthew Milliner over at First Things writes:
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