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Everyone will be able to think of others. Most of these relations just cannot be stated the other way round—in terms of X acting on Y rather than Y acting on X. To think in terms of influence blunts thought by impoverishing the means of differentiation. (Baxandall 1985: 59) Baxandall here takes us beyond simply saying that Goodrich missed Ortega’s fundamental elitism and directs us instead to focus on how he fastened on a certain thread in Ortega—a thread that seemed to Goodrich to articulate his own sense of how the established art world was failing the working-class people among whom he grew up and with whom he identified.
It is not that there is something irredeemably alien about Shakespeare for that working-class teenager but rather that ‘inspired encounters with works of art’ usually depend on a certain familiarity with the art in question and a knowledge of its conventions—a knowledge that the more privileged are likely to have internalized, just as they have the basic grammatical rules of their mother tongue. In other words, they are no longer even conscious of the rules they are applying. Those denied the opportunity to acquire literacy in high culture at an early age—when learning any language is so much easier—are certainly able to acquire it later, but it is likely to be more of a struggle and to require more conscious effort.
However exclusive and elitist the museum and gallery world may be, it is not in reality separate and cut off from the world of popular art. When someone is thinking of buying a picture at the local shopping mall to decorate a living room, that person will evaluate it according to his or her assumptions (whether explicit or implicit) about what makes paintings ‘good’. And these assumptions are likely to draw on elements of art theories that ‘have entered ordinary life’. In contemporary Britain, virtually everyone has had some exposure to the art world, whether through a school trip to an art gallery, Sister Wendy or some other pundit explaining the old masters on television, or images used in advertisements.