Should We Care About The Personal Lives Of Artists, Composers, And Writers? Yes, Says Jonathan Jones

“The fact is that art is a communication between human beings, and to imagine the author as someone who once lived a flesh-and-blood existence may be fundamental to any serious reading of it. The alternative view, that art exists in Byzantine perfection beyond anecdote, smacks of sterile pretension.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 06/13/11