Kenneth MacKenzie Clark

[Baron of Saltwood]

Kenneth MacKenzie Clark Quotes

  • ''Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.''
    Kenneth MacKenzie Clark, Baron of Saltwood (1903-1983), British art historian. Civilisation, ch. 9 (1970).
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  • ''People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilisation. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilisation; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater.''
    Kenneth MacKenzie Clark, Baron of Saltwood (1903-1983), British art historian. Civilisation, ch. 1 (1970).

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