Letter to ARC

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Letter to ARC

From Jonathan Souba

Published before 2005


Dear ARC:

You are doing great and important work. Your website features the most beautiful artwork ever painted; the themes themselves are beautiful. And THAT is an important element in the art!

America has lost its aesthetic values along with the rest of its values. Music today shows an almost total lack of aesthetic values; poetry is abysmal; fiction is very poorly written; and art is actually ugly. Ugliness has actually become accepted as desirable in art and in architecture! Art is not only ugly, but both unrealistic AND unimaginative. There was a time when those two qualities would have been mutually exclusive; but that was before America lost its aesthetic values.

But your website and your organization do by various means find and promote art of high quality, of great beauty; and it is displayed on your website for all to see. The type of art I love is on your website. I love your website so much, I'm downloading it as I write this.

Sincerely yours,
Jonathan Souba