the5thlineproject

Day 499 May 14 2010

In 5th line on May 14, 2010 at 6:40 am

“In some homes, the reason might have been relief at the abolition of American slavery, but in many others it may have simply been a way of indicating aesthetic tolerance if not openmindedness.”~~Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture by Michael Kammen

Art is controversial, and the subjects in this book – Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Rodin’s sculptures – are prime examples. A brilliant social and cultural history.

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