Monthly Archives: September 2013

Karl Kraus poems/aphorisms

Oscar Kokoschka,  Karl Kraus, 1925, oil on canvas Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.–Karl Kraus The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are. – Karl Kraus … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Money

Pieter Brueghel the Elder (engraving), The Battle of the Moneybags and the Strongboxes From the Pope’s homily at the Vatican, September 20, 2013: Money sickens our minds, poisons our thoughts, even poisons our faith, leading us down the path of … Continue reading

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Dave Holland

Musical greatness:      

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The Latest Van Gogh Painting

This latest authentication of a Van Gogh has happened a week after I wrote this in my post on Rubens/Bruegel and adds to substantiating it: It’s apparent that none of the cult of experts who decide what is or isn’t … Continue reading

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The Fine Art Swindle 5

Peter Paul Rubens, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, c. 1615, oil on canvas And just what has True Outsider been writing now for years?  John Yau has just recently come clean after being in the middle of the art rot … Continue reading

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John Yau on Clement Greenberg

I just ran across a post by John Yau where he puts his finger  on the reason why painting doesn’t exist in any viable form in the current art world. As he queries: “How does an individual go about making … Continue reading

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