“Artists have got to get back to studying art history and doing emotionally engaged art. Get over that tired postmodern cynical irony and hip posing, which is such an affliction in the downtown urban elite. We need an artistic and cultural revival. Back to basics!”

From an interview by Kerry Lauerman with Camile Paglia on Salon.com, about her new book at the time (2005). I don’t usually agree with Ms Paglia, but I’m with her 100% on that statement.