Saturday, 9 June 2012

American Scenes

Thomas Hart Benton’s personal loyalty to Jackson Pollock was humanism at its best.

Inevitably, the hyper enthusiasm over JP’s drunken drippings will reveal itself as the over-compensatory praise of guilt-ridden ex-Communists.

The Any-ism (nothing is everything) is the last (hopefully) ism in that fatuous spasm known as Modernism.

The more of Benton I see the more I relish his eloquent sanity.

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