TITLE: The Spirit Of Our Time: Sensation Brought To An Extreme AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: August 04, 2016 11:51 AM DESC: ----- BODY: Jack Levine, on painting as a realist in the 1950s, a time of abstract expressionism and art as social commentary:
The difficulty is for me to be affirmative. I'm a little inhibited, as you have noticed, by not being against any of these people. The spirit of denunciation is more in the spirit of our time: sensation brought to an extreme.
Levine might just as well have been talking about today's social and political climate. Especially if he had had a Facebook or Twitter account. ~~~~ (This passage comes from Conversations with Artists. These entries also draw passages from it: [ 07/19 | 07/27 | 07/31 ]. This is my last entry drawn from the book, at least for now.) -----