“It’s beautiful but I don’t like it.”

Recently, my son said to me after seeing a ballet on television: “It’s beautiful but I don’t like it.” And I thought, Are many grown-ups capable of such a distinction? It’s beautiful, but I don’t like it. Usually, our grown-up thinking is more along the lines of: I don’t like it, so it’s not beautiful. What would it meant to separate those two impressions for art making and for art criticism?

– Sarah Ruhl, 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time To Write (HT: Austin Kleon)

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