Breaking News: Greenberg cited without demonization
Post #1186 • June 2, 2008, 12:00 PM • 18 Comments
This just in: Roger Kimball, writing for a major newspaper, has used noted art critic Clement Greenberg as a literary foil without demonizing him personally or caricaturing his ideas, thus breaking ranks with colleagues.
Regarding the substance of the article, I have been freshly reminded by my recent stint at a classical realist art school that triumphs occur within the style at about an equal rate as any other. What's notable about it, rather, is that things don't fail as ridiculously. The mountain is just as high, but the valley is not as abysmal. In the end, I'm not sure how much that helps, but I do love the craft.
Unrelated: there are four degrees of separation between Clement Greenberg and Kurt Cobain.