Harold Rosenberg

American art criticus, writer

Lived from: 1906-1978

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Harold Rosenberg

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    America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
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    American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.
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    No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
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    Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it. Advanced art today is no longer a cause, it contains no moral imperative. There is no virtue in clinging to principles and standards, no vice in selling or in selling out.
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    The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous. Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead.
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    The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.
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    The story of Americans is the story of arrested metamorphoses. Those who achieve success come to a halt and accept themselves as they are. Those who fail become resigned and accept themselves as they are.
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    The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice.
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    What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?
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    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.
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