Aphorisms for Artists by Walter Darby Bannard

Aphorism #74

If you like everything, you like nothing.

Oscar Wilde said that only an auctioneer can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.

Much that we see in galleries and museums is clever, decorative, or otherwise amusing. But it is only art when you ask it to be art, and, as art, most so-called art is just surface noise. If you like it as art you are not looking hard enough.

Like whatever you want to like, but be careful what you call it.

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