|John Martin : The Great Day of His Wrath : 1853|
Supporting reasoning: As anything may now be considered as art, no further development is possible.
Antithesis: What is considered as art is a product of social reasoning. Everything is art only because we (the artists, the dealers, the collectors, and the general public) say so. If we change our minds, then a urinal or a pile of bricks lose their artistic significance, and art becomes what we say it is now.
Allow me then, to introduce the new movement of Restrictionism. In the future, not everything will be considered art. Art will consist of only what I say is art, and I say that this week, only hand-thrown pots will be true art, and all else is dross. Reductio ad absurdum, quod erat demonstrandem. Now is the time to invest in Grayson Perry!