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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 6. Tuesday, June 4, 1963

Modern NZ Art Phoney

Modern NZ Art Phoney

"True Art is free from academic bonds." This was the theme of a lecture given here by Prof. Kurt von Meier, of the Ilam School of Fine Arts.

Prof. von Meier showed slides on a variety of artistic creations, briefly discussing each one.

In his address, he made some thought-provoking remarks. Some were:

"The child has just as much chance of expression as sophisticated adults who may be further from the source of art."

"Modern New Zealand art is phoney."

"It is necessary to create the beautiful to lift us from the maze."

"A useful thing, such as a salad bowl, can also be a beautiful thing."