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Your Views: Dali art reviewer should give up rigid constraints
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Regarding Tasha Biggers' article on the Salvador Dali show at the High Museum (Get Out, Aug. 5): I guess any reporter who writes an adolescent-playground lead like "Salvador Dali was a weirdo" can't be expected to evaluate art with any sophistication or depth of understanding.

Art is supposed to push boundaries, to exceed and transcend them. That's the point. If all art adhered to your rigid, prim "Christian" constraints, there wouldn't be much of it. It is supposed to provoke and inspire and make you think and feel.

And, news flash: It's a big world out there, honey. Not everybody in it is a Christian, or a Christian as you so narrowly define it. I am one, however, and I do not find this Dali exhibit offensive.

What are you going to do next, have a bonfire of the books that offend you? This is a newspaper, not a pulpit. It is not the place for preaching and evangelizing. But you seem young, and you're just parroting what you hear.

Your editor, though, never should have let this through. It's embarrassing to the newspaper and to the region.
The Times used to have decent, intelligent arts coverage for a paper its size. What happened?

Elizabeth Jenkins
Helen

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