Famed Art Critic Says STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH Is The Greatest Artwork In 30 Years

In her new book called Glittering Images, respected art critic, Camille Paglia calls Revenge of the Sith the greatest artwork in the past 30 years. Click to check it out.

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By LEVITIKUZ - 12/1/2012


Since Disney brought LucasFilm, Star Wars has been in the news with rumors and wonderings about the new trilogy Disney announced. A renowned art critic called Camille Paglia recently but out a book called Glittering Images. In the book she reviews and analyzes 29 works of art throughout art history. In the book's final chapter, Paglia makes a very big and bold claim saying that George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is the greatest work of art in recent memory.

Paglia was interviewed with Vice, where she was asked why she felt this stood out among other artworks from artists like Matthew Barney, Rachel Whiteread, Chris Ware or Peter Doig. Paglia explained that, "The long finale of Revenge of the Sith has more inherent artistic value, emotional power, and global impact than anything by the artists you name. It's because the art world has flat-lined and become an echo chamber of received opinion and toxic over-praise. It's like the emperor's new clothes -- people are too intimidated to admit what they secretly think or what they might think with their blinders off."

Paglia continues on saying how Episode III epitomizes the modern digital art movement, more so than other work of art from the last 30 years. "I had considered using Japanese anime for the digital art chapter of the book, but it lacked the overwhelming operatic power and yes, seriousness of Lucas's Revenge of the Sith."

Well everyone is entitled to their opinions. No one should be hated on and scorned for their opinion no matter if you agree with it or not. What do you think? Do you agree with her or do you think another movie or work of art is more worthy? Comment below. Peace.
Source: IGN
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GamerKT - 12/1/2012, 11:32 AM
wat
NerdyGeek - 12/1/2012, 11:34 AM
Like it or not, Revenge of the Sith is by far the best looking Star Wars film IMO. Watching it on Blu-ray is just incredible, especially when the sound is turned off... :P

jessepostal - 12/1/2012, 11:35 AM
The good thing about art is there is no right or wrong, it's all like and dislike and this guys opinion sucks :)
Wildaniel - 12/1/2012, 11:39 AM
One of my favorite Star Wars film. I thought it was great! I wish the movie had a larger budget so it could have looked more realistic.

Check out this awesome trailer for the movie using the music from The Dark Knight Rises!

NerdyGeek - 12/1/2012, 11:40 AM
Oh and to be clear, [frick] Episodes I and II, III is fantastic on just a visual standpoint as I said, everything else in III can go suck a [frick].



toco89 - 12/1/2012, 11:40 AM
Gladiator, Sin City, LotR, Harry Potter, Titanic, TDK, A.I., Jurassic Park, Alladin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story,........
DioFoRio - 12/1/2012, 11:50 AM
I loved the last ten minutes of the film...minus the NOoooOOOOoooooOOOOoooOOOOOoOoOO scene.
DioFoRio - 12/1/2012, 11:55 AM
Lol@Tasty...That last scene on the bridge. They made peter Cushing's head look Ginormous!!
DioFoRio - 12/1/2012, 11:58 AM
the biggest concern for the next trilogy is the casting company. Worst choice of leads .
AC1 - 12/1/2012, 12:32 PM
Visually maybe...
Tony93 - 12/1/2012, 12:43 PM
@WildAniel that trailer is flippin amazing
kevberg - 12/1/2012, 12:49 PM
Paglia is a looney nutbag

This movie was crap , it looked ok , but Red Letter Media dissected this hunk of crap brilliantly. I saw this article on IGN and some nimrod tried to explain away the Darth Vader "nnooooo" moment as a tribute to frankenstein...FAHKING stupid. It was laughable, cliched and took you outta the moment.

It was better than TPM, but My last bowel movement was too.
Ha1frican - 12/1/2012, 12:55 PM
I love 1-3 as they were my first exposure to SW. Dont get me wrong they arent perfect but there is alot of really annoying shit (Luke, Chewy's constant ear shattering warbles, amd C-3P0 in general) in 4-6. People have their nostalgia glasses on a bit too tight when it comes to Star Wars and its resulted in a snowball effect of negativity towards the prequels
thanos83 - 12/1/2012, 2:16 PM
Anime would havv been a beter choice..they've been on the cutting edge of visuals/story telling/for the past 30 years..the matrix is a prime example of this..
WesleyGibson - 12/1/2012, 8:41 PM
I love all Star Wars films.
DukeAcureds - 12/2/2012, 4:24 AM
She's entirely right.
The same thing is happening in the geek community, too. It's slowly becoming an echo-chamber of recieved opinion and toxic over-praise.
Deal with this, echo-chamber: Hulk is a really good film. Spider-Man 3 is profound. The Dark Knight is a cheese-fest. Echo that, bitches.
Facade - 12/2/2012, 10:38 AM
Sorry, if Sith is art, then so is daytime drama.



Guess it's a matter of taste.
WruceBane - 12/3/2012, 6:38 AM
I thinks she's making a point about how art, in the sense of traditional "high art" (galleries, shows, etc.), has become an exercise in public masturbation, moreso than that ROTS is actually a work of art.

Context, people.

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