Tag Archives: Thomas Cole art

alchemy on the hudson: cups runneth over

The nineteenth-century produced a group of American painters who, to an exceptional degree, revealed that a dream or a vision need not be shaped in fantasy but may exist in ordinary aspects of the world around us. That is, a … Continue reading

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groupthink: together through life

Educational togetherness, as filtered down through the mass legacy of John Dewey, holds that the main object of schooling is to bring about a pupil’s adjustment to a group. That is, a disdain for competition as such and other variances … Continue reading

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frankl: meaning as a sheep in wolfs clothing

Logotherapy based on the idea that meaning is an objective reality, contrary to various forms of illusion, arising and conjured up within the perceptual capabilities of the observer. Is it true? It would seem that objective reality is an oxymoron. … Continue reading

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trojan horse

As a political metaphor, the Trojan Horse is usually perceived as some kind of malignant virus, socialism mixed with radical jihad, anti-poverty advocates and Bernie Saunders groupies and Emma Goldman legacy projects that through subterfuge and guile under the greater … Continue reading

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swallowing man and myth: presence of the green truth

The infiltration of Andelysian luxuriance into Roman severity marks nature’s triumph in Nicolas Poussin’s ultimate works of 1658-1664. As action had once been reduced to immobility, so now it is absorbed by nature’s serenity. Time is swallowed by space, history … Continue reading

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french kiss-off

Is it possible to equate art and crime? Our company just received this publicity for Canson Infinity paper which is sponsoring John Botte for his tenth anniversary 9/11 photographs. It’s being held at the Morrison Hotel Gallery and is curated … Continue reading

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a tangible mansion in the imagination: knock before entering

Architecture has long had deep roots in the imagination. Creating fantastical structures, magnificent dwellings, and phantom cities , painters have always been drawn to erecting a dream architecture of the improbable and often psychologically revealing¬† buildings. Certainly, architecture and psychoanalysis … Continue reading

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Fall of rome: when the world was young

…The slaves, with their outlandish customs and religions; the orgiastic cults of Isis, Cybele , and the Syrian Demeter- in turn adulterated the political consensus of the republic’s most vigorous days, introducing the notion of an Oriental despotism, of the … Continue reading

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