PERFECTION OF PERPLEXION

Criticism Is Good But Do You Want To Fuck Critics?

Posted in Art, paintings by okkame on January 3, 2011

Gabriel von Max, Monkeys as Critics, 1889

 

 

Critics as Monkeys, they look more life-like than the above.

 

Sometimes they do a great job.

 

The Critic as Artist: “To the critic the work of art is simply a suggestion for a new work of his own, that need not necessarily bear any obvious resemblance to the thing it criticizes. The one characteristic of a beautiful form is that one can put into it whatever one wishes, and see in it whatever one chooses to see; and the Beauty, that gives to creation its universal and aesthetic element, makes the critic a creator in his turn, and whispers of a thousand different things which were not present in the mind of him who carved the statue or painted the panel or graved the gem.” — OSCAR WILDE 1890

 

Why Criticism Matters (and your creation sucks): http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/books/review/LitCritBackPage-t.html

 

 

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