The Idea of Beauty

‘The idea of beauty is completely arbitrary. Duchamp saw this clearly and acted on it: you don’t put an object in a museum because it’s beautiful; an object is beautiful because you put it in a museum. Everything is photogenic once it has been photographed. The successful mission of photography was to deliver the world and all its contents into the category of the picturesque.’

Lewis Baltz

(full interview can be found here)

Baltz


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