Tuesday 18 March 2008

Quote of The Day (18/03/08)

'Abstraction...is the instinctive or conscious reaction of art to ideas which have sunk to the level of ideology........Abstract art is not art without content, but art which protests, by withdrawing itself, against content which has sunk to the level of ideology. It performs its socio-critical function, whether or not the individual artist creating abstract works of art is aware of this, or whether he feels himself to be solely an artist'

Alfred Andersch; Quoted by Carl Dahlhaus in 'Schoenberg and the New Music'.

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