Bouguereau and the Real 19th Century

It has been called exciting and ‘avant-garde’, but the sad truth is that it is incredibly humdrum and monotonous. Whether you glue together pieces of plastic or shards of glass, assemble metal scraps or piles of feathers; whether you dribble little dollops of colors or drag fat uneven slashes of black; whether you compile a mountain of paper or wrap the statue of liberty. The effect is always the same: meaningless primitivism.

· Fred Ross, Bouguereau and the Real 19th Century