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The rights of the artist

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These truths ...

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These truths ...

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[...] Don't you just want to shut out the study of other cultures?

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Aren't you just advocating Nazism? After all, Hitler loved realist art.

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Aren't you just advocating photo realism?

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Aren't you just advocating traditionalism?

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Aren't you just repeating the cultural ideas you were taught and not thinking for yourself?

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Art is all about style, so how can you advocate anything that is out of style right now ...?

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But aren't all cultures equal?

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But it is impossible to make objective judgments!

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But shouldn't the government at least fund communal" art activities ..."

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But weren't the Modernists important and influential?

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How can you call for removal of government support for the arts?

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How can you judge the art of other cultures? Aren't all cultures equal?

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How can you lump together all of these different styles and movements and call them Modernist"? "

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How can you say bad things about Picasso, Pollock, and Rothko? They were great artistic geniuses!

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If you had been born in some other country ...

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Isn't art inherently subjective and therefore impossible to evaluate in any general way?

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Isn't it impolite to be critical of any art?

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Isn't there something incomprehensible, magical, or mystical about art?

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

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Wasn't the development of photography to blame for the development of Modernism?

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What about decorative design, isn't that art?

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What about fantasy art and comic books/graphic novels? Aren't they art too?

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