Camille Paglia calls on artists to drop their 'snark' masks and show genuine emotion
We caught up with University of the Arts in Philadelphia professor, famed social critic, bestselling author, and self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia 2012 Miami Book Fair International, where she was in the process of chronicling the tragic destruction of bronzeart over hundreds of years in a presentation of her new book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, recently released in trade paperback (Knopf/Doubleday/Vintage; August, 2013). A registered Democrat who also describes herself as 'libertarian,' Paglia went on to excoriate Conservative Evangelical suppression of nudes in art and decry the dearth of artists as provocateurs. Paglia wrapped her critique with a manifesto for artists to drop their 'snark' masks and lame Madonna imitations, a la Jon Stewart and Miley Cyruses of the world, and show some genuine emotion.
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