Sunday, February 20, 2011

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes is an art critic from Australia. He is very passionate about art and in the documentary "The Mona Lisa Curse" tells a very tradegic story of how he watched the art world turn from one ran by museums (who cared about beauty, progress, and art) to one that was ran by private art collectors (who only care about money). The documentary was first put out by the BBC and can be seen in full on youtube. In the film Hughes talks down over-rated "artists" such as Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and other pompous artists who have given the art world a stereotype of pretension and snobbery. He sees very much on level with myself and therefore has become one of my new favorite people. The documentary is sweet but also sad and is one that all artists and art enthusiasts should watch. Two thumbs up.

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