Monthly Archives: August 2013

Collabos: Jan Brueghel and Peter Paul Rubens

Jan Brueghel the Younger and Peter Paul Rubens, Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, 1628 Collaboration, the process by which two or more artists work together to produce a single work of art, is virtually synonymous with painting … Continue reading

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Albrecht Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer, Danube Landscape near Regensburg with Scheuchenberg, c. 1528 Albrecht Altdorfer, Landscape with Satyrfamilie, 1507 Albrecht Altdorfer, The Crucifixion, c. 1526 Albrecht Altdorfer, The Crucifixion, c. 1518 Albrecht Altdorfer, Calvary, 1526 Albrecht Altdorfer, The Crucifixion (panel of the Sebastian Altar), 1509-1518 Albrecht Altdorfer, Landscape … Continue reading

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Art in Ruins

The following are from a list of collapsed empires compiled by Joseph Tainter. Western Roman Empire, 5th century AD (followed by the Dark Ages of Europe): Classic Lowland Maya of Guatemala 9th century AD: Hittite Empire of Anatolia end of … Continue reading

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Bloggers of the Apocalypse

There are so many Bloggers of the Apocalypse to choose from! And my favorites of the moment are in constant rotation. As of today, James Howard Kunstler’s Clusterfuck Nation has just gotten into the top spot because, at least to … Continue reading

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The Fine Art Swindle 4

Below are a couple NY Times pieces on the Knoedler art forgeries. Being a merciless logician there are only two possible conclusions I can reach regarding the creation of obvious forgeries being immediately accepted as genuine and worth a fortune … Continue reading

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The Artist Taxi Driver

Here’s some art that has something to say. No need for the half-wit art critic monkey crew to interpret this stuff:

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Jock McFadyen

Jock McFadyen, Depression, oil on canvas, 1990 The great thing about painting is it’s not fashionable.”– Jock McFadyen I posted these Jock McFadyens as an example of an artist who went from deeply subjective paintings derived from his imagination and … Continue reading

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