This picture and the comment below sums up my problem.. It is denigrated on an important public forum. A value judgement has been made. but on what grounds?
And the phrase ‘suffice it to say’ indicates that the writer thinks the judgement is shared by the reader. (I think Kant wrote about this assumption that other people share our aesthetic judgements.)
But on what grounds is this not a good picture?
I don’t like it either but then I don’t like lots of stuff that is critically acclaimed.