Born in Poland, VIKTOR WITKOWSKI lived in Germany, France, and the U.S. before moving to Vermont where he teaches, makes, and writes about art. www.viktorwitkowski.com. http://sameoldart.tumblr.com/.
By Viktor Witkowski
Art Without Criticism
In 1831, a year after the July Revolution in France, Heinrich Heine wrote about the Paris Salon and the art he encountered there. Heine observed that the exhibited paintings were like poor children of art, to whom a busy crowd tossed only the alms of an indifferent glance.