Is Political Correctness Smothering Art?

As the phenomenon known either as “contextualization” or “historical revisionism” (depending on your point of view) continues to remake our view of art, a new book suggests that political correctness has turned much of art history into a collection of palatable lies. In the author’s view, “the history of Western art—art spanning continents and centuries—is being systematically turned on its head and rendered unrecognizable to anyone who approaches such matters from within the boundaries of normal human understanding.” In other words, the intellectuals are just ruining art for all the normal people.