Tag Archive: art

DEARTH OF THE COOL

A NEO-RETRO COCKTAIL PARTY, where there stands the hosts, a très chic couple, he with vinyl, she with martini. Out of his usual solitary habitat, an artsy type, an anti-chic wannabe Beatnik, sits… Continue reading

FOOL THE I

“Why, if it was an illusion, not praise the catastrophe, whatever it was, that destroyed illusion and put truth in its place?”  — Virginia Woolf In a room of one’s own—be careful what… Continue reading

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Nothing much to say here that the drawing doesn’t. It shows three corners of my home base. There are others, but these are the most interesting. The text, in case the image is… Continue reading

THE WHOLE

This post has nothing to do with COVID-19 or the sheltering in place because of it. The idea was hatched weeks ago, well before that virus took over from trump as our national… Continue reading

POPEYE THE PAINTER MAN

This one began as a statement of leaving it all behind, it being the no longer useful nude and suit couple as personifications of love and work, AKA pair bonding and career building.… Continue reading

WHAT ART ISN’T, PART I

Yes, this is late in the game. I ignored “Comedian” (the banana/duct tape thing) as long as I could. First, its “creator” Maurizio Cattelan, IMO is a funny artist. Websearch him for yourself.… Continue reading

LANDFILL OF THE VANITIES

“Vanity well fed is benevolent. Vanity hungry is spiteful.” — Mason Cooley THE TITLE REFERS to, not the Tom Wolfe novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, but to the 1497 event where when… Continue reading

FLIGHT RISK

THE IMAGE SHOWS a would-be artist trying to make his art do what it can’t. The painting is of that guy, with paintings as wings flapping impotently, hesitating before a leap of little… Continue reading

SUBURBAN SAUDADE

Pick an epigraph, they all apply: “The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.” ― Author Neil Gaiman “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year… Continue reading

BLACK MASS

The glasses are empty, the serving tray is empty, the painted artist’s palette, too. Everything in artworld is empty. In the beginning art had a sacred function; it was used to facilitate communication… Continue reading