Quote of the Day

“Since a metropolis is the source of style, whether in fashion, or furniture, or the major arts, the concept of style tends to become too important, and at a certain point the balance of ends and means is upset. Just as provincial art fails from its lack of style, metropolitan art fails from its excess, and there appears the familiar symptoms of over-refinement and academicism.”

That’s from Sir Kenneth Clark, a British Art Historian, and is quoted in a John Derbyshire essay, one which I’m not so sure that I like.


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