31 Oct 2010
Its good to see this writer and this excellent monthly plugging away at the need for a wholesome art to lift us from the decadence we are sinking into. I try to send links out toi publicise NER and hope to gain you more readers. Might I suggest thay you publicise it more?
Anyway, keep up the fight. We need you NER!
3 Nov 2010
Thank you for this reflective and nicely illustrated article on art developments. Artists enjoy freedom of artistic expression in western democracies, but many acknowledged art experts have declined to exercise their corresponding right to respond publicly to notorious exhibitions of conceptual art in recent years. Public responses have often been left to non-expert staff writers in tabloid newspapers. The silence of the experts in the art establishment is sad and one consequence is that the wider public is offered no guidance in art taste and appreciation. Another result is a widespread shrugging of shoulders among the bemused and frustrated general public. Contemporary visual art by default has acquired a dubious reputation from which living artists with various alternative visions, themes and tendencies suffer. Research needs to be done to ascertain what expectations the general public has about visual art so that movers and shakers in the contemporary art establishment can reflect further on how they might respond to public expectations. If art belongs to all, then art is too important to be left to experts alone.
9 Nov 2010
I am an art student and welcome this very different and original point of view because we only get one side at college, or one side put over positively.
I like the point that Art is defined by intrinsic qualities and that there is a difference between skill and hat Mr.Hamilton calls the Knack. Would you develop these please as I would like to hear more about this as it gave me something to think about.