Recognized art experts disagree with you! Who are you to disregard their opinions?

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Recognized art experts disagree with you! Who are you to disregard their opinions?

From Brian K. Yoder

Published before 2005


Q: Recognized art experts disagree with you! Who are you to disregard their opinions?

Recognized by whom? I think for myself, and everyone should. If there's reason to think that some expert has something to teach me then by all means I should learn from him, but in this case those "recognized experts" are wrong. This is a form of the argumentum ad verecundium fallacy and should be rejected for that reason alone, but if that's not enough for you, the proof of their error can be seen above in the sections on what art is and how we ought to evaluate it.