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July 26, 2004

Picasso under fire!

This article suggests the Great Masters may have been cheating.

If there's one thing I love, it's making personal attacks against dead people. Not only can't they defend themselves, but you can never prove or disprove the attack completely. This is tabloid arts journalism, which often suggests because something is in the realm of possibility, that it certainly happened.

In this case, the assertion is that the world had created sufficient technology that, if so inclined, the artists could have "cheated" by using optical viewers. The writer infers and implies that, because it was POSSIBLE to cheat at the time, they did. It's like saying that because I have a gun in my home, I must have shot someone.

Via Arts and Letters Daily.

Posted by Dan at July 26, 2004 08:06 AM

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