20 October 2005

Walking through the Chicago Art Institute it looks like the 20th Century saw a steady decline in publicly enforced differentiations between artistry/amateurism, maturity/childishness, complexity/crudeness, higher aspirations/baser impulses, and beauty/banality or disorder or ugliness. It's as though when it became unlikely that people would continue to believe in God (ironically a self-fulfilling prophecy) it was more than a postmodern turn for western art, it was open season on the discriminating mind.

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