Thursday, March 3, 2011

On Sharpie drawing No. 8: Intricacy of lacy scribbles

"I have at the beginning of The Aesthetic Dimension outlined what social determination of art I think does indeed prevail: it is, essentially, the material, the tradition, the historical horizon under which the writer, the artist, has to work. He cannot ignore it. He lives in a continuum of tradition even when he breaks it. This social determination affects any work of art. But, as I said, it does not constitute its substance."---Herbert Marcuse, from a 1978 interview.

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