Yet again with the figure skater anaology!!! Who stole that strawman from who? Did PJ Watson steal that from the Prager crank? Or did the Prager crank steal that analogy from PJ Watson? The idea that standards of "goodness" or of quality, in ANY area of human endeavor, MUST stay rooted in the pre-1870 era is kind of stupid. Even stupider when one realizes that these "old masters" that are so revered were basically, tracing marks onto canvases for hundred of years! I would love to hear why modern medicine is crap....and hear a Prager crank relate to us his defense of doctors of the 1860's as representing the ne plus ultra of medicine, because that's EXACTLY the (so-called) logic he is attempting to use when he devalues modern art, and elevates pre-Civil War painting to the highest level! They Don't Make Em Like They Used To is a sure way to get clicks. Now, who wants to go back to a time when bubonic plague and smallpox killed millions, and when a cut finger might mean death in a mere two weeks' time?