A Thinking Man's Expressionist / by Chris Hall

Once upon a time, after seeing my undergraduate exit show, an art history professor came up to me and said that I was a “thinking man’s Expressionist.”  It was meant as a compliment, but I got to thinking, was he implying that most Expressionists are unthinking, their art solely produced through a knee jerk reaction to outside stimuli, like some kind of animal?  It distressed me that some people might feel this way, that cathartic art lacked any intelligent discourse, and that he privileged rationality over emotion.   

The Enlightenment will come to a bad end.  The head is much too heavy, and the pelvis way too frivolous.