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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 12:45 PM

6. I do like Wagner's music (I'm listening to "Das Rheingold" right now),

actually more than I like Degas' paintings, which have always struck me as a bit insubstantial, at least those of dancers - but then I've never been a big fan of the French impressionists anyhow. I just looked up some info about Degas and learned that he was something of an equal-opportunity bigot in his old age; he even fired one of his models when he learned she was a Protestant. But I try to separate my attitude about an artist's personality or politics from what I think about their works, since a number of them were rather awful people. Talent and virtue do not always go hand in hand.

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