A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week 179

“But taste in the arts is pretty much the same as it is in the kitchen and  the dining room. It is the sense of the optimum proportion and processing of the ingredients required by a given recipe. In the arts taste begins with your sensitivity to the nuances of a given process of stylization being such that you would not confuse folk art, pop fare, and fine art.”

— from Albert Murray’s address “Art as Such,” given to the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 1994 and reprinted as an essay in the collection From the Briarpatch File

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