The place of comics in the Western artistic tradition

“I consider the controversy over the comic strip’s status within the realm of the visual arts a largely meaningless one. Since I define art as the activity

“I consider the controversy over the comic strip’s status within the realm of the visual arts a largely meaningless one. Since I define art as the activity of human beings engaged in shaping their thoughts and feelings I make no distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art. BLONDIE and SUPERMAN are in this sense no less deserving of our scrutiny than the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and Chartres Cathedral.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE