When I was thinking about art and looking at art exhibitions with a new mind, here came this article from the Corriere della Sera about the latest book of French art critic Jean Clair: L'Hiver de la culture - the Winter of Culture
In Italian the book will be published in November (2011).
I am just a beginner, although a long-time art lover, and so it makes me happy to see an intellectual, a professional art critic express the same doubts that I happened to have, too.
In fact, after Picasso cubism, there has been a kind of spiraling into less and less "artistically" paintings and drawings and work of art. Today, when we see some modern (an even rich and famous!) artist, we wonder why this person should be recognized by what he does. There is the tendency, in my opinion, to shock by any means.
Anyhow, let's go back to So what does jean Clair says, briefly?
These are his points and opinions, (which I mostly agree with)
Well, enough to be willing to read the book about those who killed the art?
But, I also like the end of the article by Vincenzo trione who, while agreeing with this gloomy vision of the contempranean art, he nervertheless suggest that even in the "night" you can see bright lights when you look carefully....
Jean Clair is one of the highest representative of French Culture: former director of the Musée Picasso in Paris. of the Venice Biennale in 1995, since 2008 member of the French Academy.