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Published on before 2005


I think you've correctly identified what the contemporary response will be to ARC's resurgence of western-style realism. The question of "what is real" is the center of the contemporary explosion of artforms and multiculturalism (supported by the mistake idea that all cultures are equal.)

I think the resurgence of western realism will occur only with a resurgence of the western ideal; the ideal that is NOT the property of European males, but open to all; the one framed in the US Constitution. Western culture in general has lately taken a beating, but I for one hope to see it back on center stage because of its ability to transform lives for the better. Getting stuck in the power dynamics of identity politics is a dead end.

In fact, ARC asserting western realism IS beneficial to the mission of reasserting western culture in general. Bravo.