Joyous art

Art that feels like a duty is probably bad art. But most of the art industry is geared towards foisting that kind of art on us. Bad art changes over the centuries far less than we think. Today’s theory-heavy video installations are often modern equivalents of pompous and moralising Victorian paintings. It’s the joyous, uninhibited art that truly matters – and this is what keeps me hooked.”

– Jonathon Jones, “Art criticism and the pleasure principle“, theguardian.co.uk. Accessed 14 January 2012.