Can We Appreciate the Great Art of Bad People?

Can We Appreciate the Great Art of Bad People?

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The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
310-440-7300
Whether they were murderers, misogynists or bigots, some of the greatest artists were corrupt, which poses a moral quandary: Can we differentiate between creation and the creator, and if so, does that make us bad people? Zócalo Public Square's latest lecture, Can We Appreciate the Great Art of Bad People? looks at famous examples including Eadweard Muybridge, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Pablo Picasso, and ponders "whether we can value the art of rogues and criminals." Moderated by New Yorker writer Amanda Fortini, this panel discussion features film critic Neal Gabler, USC popular culture scholar Todd Boyd and University of Notre Dame art professor Ingrid Rowland.

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