I love this description:
“Universalist, legible art still brings throngs of reverent, beauty-starved people to the museums, galleries, theaters and cinemas,” he writes. “It is why museum retrospectives of the great masters—from Greek sculpture to high modernism—usually sell out. Meanwhile, the contemporary art world of the identitarians is a desert scattered with tumbleweeds.”
My thought on modern art is that it places the interpretation in the eye of the viewer and as such removes the need for extraordinary skill from the artist.
Here is a cultural indictment:
Yes, there was a time when people worried about Elvis provocatively shaking his hips on stage and it’s easy to laugh at that, but wouldn’t we be better off if that was one of the biggest moral problems we faced as a society today? We don’t like to admit the ugly truth; we’re more educated and much less racist than we used to be as a society, but we are also morally inferior to Americans from fifty years ago in almost every other way that matters.
Just read the rest. I have been living in the transition between a culture of love and respect and a culture of distance and force. Remember that this government was originally designed for a moral and religious people. The present government we have is designed by force for evil. Just look at the leader of the democrat party for a single simple example.