Monthly Archives: December 2012

Saint Anthony the Hermit

Matthias Grünewald, St. Anthony Meeting Paul the Hermit in the Desert, 1512-1516 When I was a very young man, head filled with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the saint that most fascinated me was Saint Anthony the Hermit. The … Continue reading

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Et tu, Michael Kimmelman?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/arts/design/amsterdams-new-stedelijk-museum.html?hpw WTF (What the fuck for those unfamiliar with Twitter abbrevs)  is going on here? First I read Patricia Cohen (of the venerable NY Times Art Section) telling us that Sarah Thornton, Felix Salmon, Will Gompertz and Dave Hickey (whoever half … Continue reading

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Louis Le Nain and Jan (the man) Steen

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money–Jules Renard That’s why I’ve decided to switch from  painting to the writing game. This is fun. Louis Le Nain, The Peasant Family After my … Continue reading

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Head Buffoon Dave Hickey Leaves Art World

And if you believe that I’ve got  $3 million dollar John Chamberlain sculpture to sell you. Just kidding. I don’t have that kind of money. Only the kind of folks Dave Hickey is pals with do. And only Dave Hickey … Continue reading

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John Alexander Parks

John Alexander Parks, Hide and Seek, oil on linen, 2012, 19″ x 30″ For a while now I’ve been wanting to do a post on John Alexander Parks, an artist who I’ve long admired and yet oddly, I’ve never seen … Continue reading

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America the Horror Show

Sorry for having no pictures. I know that very few people who look at them are able to read a coherent English sentence these days. Not that I really feel like writing any, given the lack of dialogue obtaining here. … Continue reading

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Michael Haneke on violence

Michael Haneke has made a number of films that are some of the most profound meditations on violence put into cinematic form. None of Haneke’s films make easy viewing. These aren’t Hitchcock films nor are they the typical Tarantino-style pulp … Continue reading

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