"Are we a nation of abstract art snobs?
There's strength and truth to be found in abstract expressionism – British sceptics need to get over their puritanical hauteur.
Britain has never "got" abstract art. Even articles that appeared this week marking the death of Cy Twombly attracted comments of the "my child could do that" variety. It is tempting to dismiss these attacks as philistine, but that would be to ignore an eminently respectable and artistically sophisticated British tradition of disdain for abstract painting."
The full article can be read on the Guardian website but he finishes with " This scepticism must, in the end, go back to the . Somewhere in your psyche, abstraction-haters, when you look at Twombly's lush colours you see a : and the puritan in you wants to smash it.".