Regarding the Feb. 17 “Agnes” cartoon by Tony Cochran, in which a character defines abstract art as the work of people who can’t draw:

This is an untrue and unfair characterization of a rich tradition of art that has the power to both inspire and uplift. It is neither better nor worse than representational art; it is a different genre. I’m aware that this is a cartoon and is supposed to be funny, but perhaps Cochran could back off from the judgments.

Ellen Kalin, Silver Spring