Meyer Schapiro on painting

“The problem of abstract art…is a problem of practical criticism and not of theory, of general laws of art. It is the problem of discriminating the good in an unfamiliar form that is often confused by the discouraging mass of insensitive imitations. The best in art can hardly be discerned through rules; it must be discovered in a sustained experience of serious looking and judging, with all the risks of error.” ~ Meyer Schapiro