Tag Archives: Michelangelo

cave of tiberius: great grotto its got fragments

The cave of Tiberius. Twelve thousand fragments in an Emperor’s sculpture gallery made a jigsaw puzzle for archaeologists. 1957. With every scoop of the shovel, the archaeologists became more certain that they had located what had once been the gallery … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

the long and winding ramp

War on the fine arts. Frank Lloyd Wright definitely had a chip on his shoulder and it manifested itself on a war on the fine arts. He began as a foe of the academicism, orthodox teachings, and this later festered … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

period productions

The shock of the new. A trauma involving a break in the continuity of existence… Which Picasso? As great an impresario as he was a painter, Picasso in his lifetime had produced a whole repertory of artists bearing the same … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

down by the river: it ain’t necessarily so

A space with which the undead can talk without moral constraint. Its a de-mythologizing of what is known as Judeo-Christian thought. Mostly disenchanted and without trust in the Covenant nor faith, slightly minimalist and with nihilistic overtones: fatalistic romanticism trampling … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

freudian slide into nihilism

Maybe the problem is a mimicry of art historical forms without connecting to the poetic myths that animated and gave life to these forms. That is, the aura of the profound is a falsification in that the depth of the … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

telling stories about the book of j

The recent death of Brazilian writer Moacyr Scliar provides a point of departure for examining writing that is outside the ken of the north American context and is deeply inflected with Scliar’s central influences such as Kafka, Isaac Babel, Schlem … Continue reading

Posted in Madame Pickwick Weekend | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

giants: part metal packets

Apparently, size does matter.They are giants. twelve feet high; a haunting reminder of the ancient nephilim said to have wandered the earth in a remote past. But these are mythological monsters transformed into autonomous¬† structures that do feed a certain … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

private meanings and public purpose

It is almost unfathomable to comprehend the workings and the processes of what could be considered average human imagination in all its glory of striving through a thought process littered with reason and the irrational, the real and the netherworld … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Marketing/Advertising/Media, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ROYAL COLLECTORS: DROLL PRINCES AND PRICELESS PAINTINGS

Sometimes, it may be wiser to not have loved and lost, or to have bothered even loving at all…especially in the case of the portraits of King Henry VIII’s wives. Nonetheless, the British royal Collection is a fascinating grouping of … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Miscellaneous, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#FLEMISH EYE: Sanctity of the Bourgeois

All that is needed to appreciate Flemish painting, Michelangelo once observed, are two eyes and an interest in facts. He was alluding to the intense realism, the extreme precision, and the illusionistic impression of light and atmosphere with which the … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Miscellaneous, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment