Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Art schooled?

So Jake Chapman thinks it's "arrogant" and a "total waste of time" for parents to take their children to art galleries because they just won't understand what they see. If anyone's arrogant, it's Chapman himself for assuming that art has to be comprehended to be appreciated. Cue Antony Gormley to spell it out: "Art is not to be decoded. It is to be felt. Feeling comes before understanding." I'd have thought an artist like Chapman whose work is often visceral would have realised that.

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