Letter to ARC

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Letter to ARC

From Kurt Blumberg

Published before 2005


I have a great deal of respect for any artist who wishes to recapture the power and beauty of the work of the Old Masters. My theory is that art takes just as much effort and technical skill as it does emotion and imagination. When you look at a painting done by the old masters, you can appreciate the amount of talent it takes to create such a work. This gives it a universal appeal. I have much contempt for modernists who create "art" that represents nothing except for thier lack of talent or to push the envelope of absurdity, as well as critics who actually encourage this kind of "artistic" thinking and condenm anything that the majority of people can appreciate, (or understand).