Full Canvases, Empty Palettes

The skeptical doctor covers art created by mad artists, and the sorry state of the art world in general, after receiving two books on African fabrics in the May issue of New English Review.

In part, also, it is because there has been a collapse in taste and powers of discrimination. We are like the Africans who, in moving from traditional villages to shanty towns, lose their sense of form, design and colour, and gravitate to the meretricious.

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