zak smith’s school for art criticism

Zak Smith once drew an illustration for each page of Gravity’s Rainbow.

Today he has been tweeting a series of commandments for art criticism that are so good I’m going to collect them here for my own future reference.

The whole thing started with this lament:

To which someone asked:

and was answered:

then the floodgates fell:

For lots, lots more click continue…


And he storified it, if you want to read it again but not give me your precious, precious clicks.

Thanks’s Zak. Thinking for sure.

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Bill became odd after surviving a long series of mentally destabilizing encounters with Numinous Memetic Entities. He likes to curse, and considers evocative vulgarity to be the last remaining genuine form of poetry left to the human heart.

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