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Monday, February 13, 2012
A friend [I can't remember who, my bad] posted this last week, so if you have already read it, forgive me. But I love Robert Hughes and his pithy way of talking about art, artists, the art world and all manner of arty things. If you haven't read his book 'Shock of the New" I recommend it, highly. He says "What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a vase holds water: art that grows out of modes of perception and making whose skill and doggedness make you think and feel; art that isn’t merely sensational, that doesn’t get its message across in ten seconds, that isn’t falsely iconic, that hooks onto something deep-running in our natures. In a word, art that is the very opposite of mass media." Just a tad ironic that I am quoting him using mass media, but maybe I'm quibbling. Anyways I like what he says, although I have been noticing that I usually like people that support my positions. Hmmmm.