"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"The way I see beauty is as a state of being for a thing that has a kind of fascination about it, or as a thing that presents a certain kind of fascination to you as a viewer. It's certainly something that's captivating; it's something's that's compelling. Beauty is a phenomenological experience, and a basic component of it is intrigue."
- Kerry James Marshall