Two people looking at Damien Hirst's installation, The Kingdom, featuring a shark in formaldehyde A Point of View: Has modern art exhausted its power to shock?
In the last of three pieces on art, writer and philosopher Roger Scruton tries to define the elements which make a great work of art.
Modern art was born from a desire to destroy kitsch, but time and again it is drawn back to its lure, says Roger Scruton.
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'The kitsch work of art is not a response to the real world, but a fabrication designed to replace it.' Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian
Self-described 'dissident feminist' Paglia, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society