21 December 2006

"Great Works of Art are Thugs"

You may find this npr report interesting. In it, "... writer and art historian Simon Schama ... concludes, great works of art are thugs that force us to see the world in new ways, whose purpose isn't to soothe but to unsettle. " The discussion is based on Schama's new book The Power of Art (Harper Collins/Ecco Press). Thanks to John Measor for the tip!

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