Too fair to worship, too divine to love: Exorcising Hegel's Ghost
“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)]”
― Robert Hughes
It is a characteristic of great painting that no matter how many times it has been cloned, reproduced and postcarded, it can restore itself as an immediate utterance with the force of strangeness when seen in the original."
Quote source: "Vincent van Gogh, Part II", Nothing If Not Critical by Robert Hughes, page 162