N.C. Wyeth: New Animosities
Post #1849 • November 18, 2019, 4:36 PM • 1 Comment
My latest for The New Criterion examines a survey of N.C. Wyeth at the Portland Museum of Art. The artist seemed consumed by a sense of failure. If his death wasn't suicide, it was an accident so improbable as to approximate one. And yet the curator sees fit to hand the remains of his legacy over to the jackals of so-called social justice, to rip at its helpless bones.
Murray Kempton once quipped that a critic is someone who enters the field of battle after the war is over and shoots the wounded. Well, critics are veritable knights at the battlefront compared to these people.