August 6th, 2011

Ways Of Seeing

Reading John Berger's Marxist critique of the western tradition of oil painting makes me want to go out and torch the art galleries.

And then I remember an academic friend of mine (not a Marxist- but similarly in the grip of a world-view) confessing that the habit of deconstructing art works meant he couldn't enjoy them any more-and this makes me want to go out and burn down the universities instead.