Monthly Archives: June 2017

What Goes Up

Fascinating graph, to me at least. I know that artists don’t think that what they do in their studios has the slightest connection to this eye-opening graph. But I’d still say it’s worth taking a look at should any artists … Continue reading

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Dali’s Exquisite Corpse

Sal Dali, The Great Masturbator Don’t look at me. I didn’t name the painting. But it looks like the old Great Masturbator himself might have been sowing his wild oats hither and yon to the point that the Suprema Corte … Continue reading

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Paradigm Lost

Jean-Leon Gerome, Bathsheba, 1889 Becoming ever poorer and poorer in subject matter and more and more unintelligible in form, the art of the upper classes, in its latest productions, has even lost all the characteristics of art, and has been … Continue reading

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The First Postmodernist

As with my tracing back the roots of Postmodernism to Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s as it was illustrated in the crackpot writing of Clement Greenberg and further back to the Dadaists and Jarry, Duchamp being merely a packager of … Continue reading

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St. Augustine: True Being

Piero della Francesca, St. Augustine, c. 1465 For I was ignorant of that other reality, true being. And so it was that I was subtly persuaded to agree with these foolish deceivers when they put their questions to me: “Where … Continue reading

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Why I Am So Clever

It’s pretty urewarding, I have to admit, being the most brilliant person in the entire universe. Why? Nobody recognizes it! Of course not! They’d have to be as brilliant as I am in order to realize it. They’d have to … Continue reading

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Silence

As far as God helping us, I find that certain things help staying in touch with him. And why should He help us as most of us ignore him around the clock. I don’t myself. But that’s just me. For … Continue reading

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