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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.
         
   
F
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.

R
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. . .
A
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.
N
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.
K
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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