Art criticism

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Alan Bennett’s art criticism is refreshingly down-to-earth (e.g. Untold stories, pp.453–514), but less blunt than this story.

A northern friend of mine took his dad to see Monet’s Rouen cathedral in the morning fog. He took one look at it and sniffed,

“If he’d have waited a bit longer he wouldn’t have to paint t’ bloody thing at all!”

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