Monthly Archives: November 2014

Jean Renoir on the Death of Art

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Girl with a Watering Can Thanks to my friend, Jean-Emmanuel Dubois, for sending me this video of the great Jean Renoir: The force that’s destroyed art and continues on its malevolent path, leaving nothing in its wake but … Continue reading

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Raphael Soyer

Raphael Soyer, Cafe Scene, 1946 “My art is representational by choice. In my opinion, if the art of painting is to survive, it must describe and express people, their lives and times. It must communicate. Non-objective art with its elimination … Continue reading

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Vincent van Gogh review

Vincent van Gogh, A Pair of Shoes, 1887 There is no great genius without some touch of madness. – Seneca, Roman stoic philosopher, c. 4BC-AD 65 G.-Albert Aurier, French poet, art critic, and painter, reviewing the work of van Gogh … Continue reading

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Vincent van Gogh, The Vicarage at Nuenen, 1885 “What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Robinson Jeffers

Albert Bierstadt, Sunset over the Plains, 1887 The Day is a Poem Robinson Jeffers–1939 This morning Hitler spoke in Danzig, we heard his voice. A man of genius: that is, of amazing Ability, courage, devotion, cored on a sick child’s … Continue reading

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