Friday, June 10, 2011

there's nothing necessarily wrong or fallacious about the assumption that art is getting better

Damien Hirst, St. Sebastian, Exquisite Pain (2007).

It appears that wherever there are found elaborate arts, abstruse knowledge, complex institutions, these are results of gradual development from an earlier, simpler, and ruder state of life."-- Edward B. Taylor, Anthropology, (1891).