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Harold Rosenberg
(1906-1978) born on
Feb 02
US writer, educator, philosopher. He was particularly known for his insightful contributions to the understanding of 20th-century visual art.
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.

One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. . .
Today, each artist must undertake to invent himself, a lifelong act of creation that constitutes the essential content of the artist's work. The meaning of art in our time flows from this function of self-creation.
Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself. Self-transformation and the transformation of others have constituted the radical interest of our century, whether in painting, psychiatry, or political action.
What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Tradition of the New," ch. 14, 1960.
R: "The Tradition of the New," ch. 18, 1960.
A: "Discovering the Present," pt. 4, ch. 24, 1973.
N: "The Tradition of the New," Preface, 1960.
K: "The Cultural Situation Today," in "Partisan Review" (New Brunswick, N.J), Summer 1972; repr. as "Discovering the Present," Introduction, 1973.

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