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Friday Jun 04, 2004

Know What You Like

I hear and read this lament all the time. There are an elite few who understand modern art. The masses are left out in the cultural cold.

This is, of course, nonsense. The masses will have to stop blaming society for their ignorance.

I would further refine this victim’s song by saying that there are few who understand at all. Each individual must find out for himself what art is, and what it is not. It took hard work to create the art. What makes anyone think or feel that it doesn’t take hard work to appreciate it? You get the picture, don’t you?