Prachtig citaat aangetroffen in Kenneth Clark, The Romantic Rebellion, naar aanleiding van het schilderij De nachtmerrie (1782) van Henry Fuseli (of Johann Heinrich Füssli):
“That such a ridiculous work should have been admired shows that Fuseli had revealed to his time some hidden neurosis which was awaiting realisation. Artists who bring diffused emotional needs intó focus are not by any means always of lasting value; in fact, they frequently degenerate into exploitation and trickery – the laws of libel prevent me from naming several contemporary examples.’
Geschreven in 1973. Wie zou Clark in gedachten gehad hebben?