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Art criticism Quotes by famous authors of art criticism, art history, and published works about visual arts worldwide.
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Wendy Beckett Quotes (1930-)
South African born English art historian raised in Scotland, known for her television series on art.
Greenberg Quotes (1909-1994)
American art critic and essayist who did much to promote the Abstract Expressionists.
Hughes Quotes (1938-2012)
Australian art critic and documentary maker who created the wildly successful 'The Shock of the New' series.
Kuspit Quotes (1935-)
American art critic and poet widely published and influential.
- "My struggle is
to put this into words. People who go to the museum are not asked,
lucky them, to hold forth about these works. My struggle has been
to let them know there is something there to respond to and for
them to respond to."
Sister Wendy Beckett
- "You do most of
your talking about the works and try to say why you think Every
artist is a law to himself. There's no method."
- "Art prices are
determined by the meeting of real or induced scarcity with pure,
irrational desire, and nothing is more manipulable than desire."
- "Perversion was
implicit in modern art from the beginning, and remains a vital factor
in it today. In fact, one can regard modern art as by and large
the history of the representation of perversion."