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Back to the Future with Guernica: The Sentimental Impulse and the Fundamentalist Appeal
Subservient minds, when they petition the artist for interpretive cues, are really seeking the apt permissioning. Their own discerning powers too atrophied, perhaps too cowed, to attempt an unassisted apprehension of the art, they want to be told what is meant by the bull, the horse, the light, the arm, the baby—beyond of course what their eyes tell them they see—a bull, a horse, a light, an arm and a baby.