Letter to ARC

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Letter to ARC

From Layne Cannon

Published before 2005


Very nice site, interesting concept.

I agree that a lot of modern art is pretentious, grotesque, and just plain awful. However, to my eye, there is a lot of modern art that is fine, intellectually stimulating, and pleasing to the eye. But I respect your right to follow your own opinions and your own sense of mission.

To be honest, while your site has a lot of wonderful art works, it also has a lot that are atoundingly mediocre. So be it.

I find it difficult to believe that you haven't received any intelligent messages that disagree with your approach. It would be nice to see some of them in the messages you have posted on your site. It's hard to take very seriously someone who only displays the comments of those who are slavish in their agreement with you.

Whatever the case, your site is impressive. As far as modern art, it is easy to discard it all with disdain. With a little effort put into separating the wheat from the chaff, you and your devotees may find that there is a lot of excellent modern art out there. Anyway, best of luck to you.