The Art Of Violence (Why Is It So Attractive?)

“The art of cruelty aestheticizes violence, in not necessarily scrupulous ways. It bludgeons audiences into getting the point. It’s responsible for a century of art-world Nurse Ratcheds, wielding jolts of aesthetic electroshock therapy and taking unseemly pleasure at rubbing people’s noses in pain.”

Source: The New York Times 07/18/11