Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Righteous indignation
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 15:36:46 EDT

In a message dated 8/30/00 12:45:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Despite the fact that the causal chain leading to the latter's 
 subjects may be more circuitous, only a mad few would presume to have told 
 Bacon what and whom to depict. Counterexamples abound perhaps, but at the 
 risk of conflating whether a work is successful with its right to exist. >>

I'm no historian, but the thought raises its ugly head that various monarchs, 
the Church of England, Oliver Cromwell, numerous private patrons and the 
public have at various times in British history constituted some of those 
unenlightened arbiters of propriety, morality and, alas, aesthetics.  I'm not 
saying they were right, you understand...

Joe Sobel