An aesthetical evaluation
Of a work of artistic creation
Depends all the while
On standards of style,
Which vary, but form the foundation.

But aesthetics is only a good start
To an all-rounded critique of fine art.
Goodness also depends
On political ends,
And morality too in the first part.
    —JSH, "Aesthetics" (1992)

There was a trombonist called Herb,
Whose playing was loud (though superb);
    When neighbors complained,
    Young Herbert explained:
"But great art is meant to disturb."
    —Ron Rubin

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