Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Methodology can devolve into mind mush"

András Szántó has some thoughts on the "Galenson Ranking," discussed last week here: "This exercise in solipsistic reductionism is a bit like mistaking the warped reflection in a fun-house mirror with reality itself. Even that may be giving too much credit to the theory. A fun-house mirror does reflect all that is placed in front of it, whereas the mirror of institutional art history has some conspicuous blind spots."