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Is There An Editor in The House?

“The Arts” section of this morning’s New York Times includes an article about an El Greco exhibition, “New Show for Master Who Inspired Modern Artists.”

“In the late 1930s,” the article informs us, “the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollack studied El Greco…filling sketchbooks with anatomical drawings, drapery studies and religious scenes that foreshadowed his famous drip paintings.”

From El Greco to…drip paintings? If a connection exists, the writer has failed to explain it, instead producing a sentence that the layman can only find risible. Why wasn’t there an editor around to catch this? Another demonstration of the slow collapse of standards at the Times.


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