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More speci¿cally, I had dif¿culty loving any one thing, because they seemed “junky” and “quick”… Of course, Tuttle was never constrained by this code of “taste,” which is partly why I had trouble understanding his pieces, particularly in isolation, surrounded by other artists who built a canon of consistent values that Tuttle did not ¿t. (Jagers par. 2-4) The issue of taste has been a constant and considerable complaint from viewers and from students of art. ” However, what might be surprising to us is that Tuttle does not attempt to elevate the materials of his art; he marvels at their commonness and sees them as valuable in communicating with the viewer.
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In Europe, after World War II, there arose a pictorial tendency known as Informalism, in which we again can discover a clear reference to Bataille’s term. Looking at Informalist works of art, we can almost recall the image of ‘ruin’, as the metaphor provided to Manet by Baudelaire. The ecorchés ¿gures painted by Jean Fautrier give us the de¿nitive image of the disgusting in the body as victim. Are they Àayed human bodies? Or are they completely burnt? There is no doubt that they are suffering bodies, like the characters that appear insistently in Francis Bacon’s ¿gurative universe.