The Decline and Fall of Western Art

The Decline and Fall of Western Art

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Modern art is best described as a psychological disease, the goal of which is nothing less than the total destruction of art - which it has more or less successfully done.

Modern art is not a natural evolution of art, but a kind of manufactured break from tradition, borne from a hubris and bias towards historical values. People today suffer a subconscious price for the suffocation and confusion of our ugly art galleries and cityscapes, standing in the long shadows cast by meaningless, obtuse shapes.

Contrary to what we have been taught, that abstraction in art progressed from Romanticism (like a frog in the slow-boiling pot) there is instead an easily discernible point where the tradition was broken, and the modern imposed itself. These are opposing world-views at war with one another and have little to do with progress or technology.

The day the abstract scribbling manufactured its own language, a philosophy was born whose aim was to destroy true art, forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 372g
  • English
  • 1720557853
  • 9781720557852
  • 485,068

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