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A bit of Tuam architectural style on Grafton Street

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 7:04pm

Story by David Burke
A bit of Tuam architectural style on Grafton Street
A bit of Tuam architectural style on Grafton Street

YOU know the oft-quoted comment of the person who is baffled by something in an exhibition — “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like”. It is usually followed by a dismissal of whatever is on show, because the viewer doesn’t like it.
It’s the kind of thing that art critics sneer at, because the person making the comment has not enjoyed the long and expensive education that has brought the critic to the height of perception.
Whatever about dismissal, which should never be done without at least seeking an explanation of the piece, saying you don’t know much about art but you know what you like is just as valid as saying you don’t know much about music but you know what you like.

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