Tag Archive: artists

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

HABITUS, HABITAT

“Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.” —Joni Mitchell, no date IT’S DIFFICULT coming up with an explanation for an image that feels like it says something—not just… Continue reading

A LIFE IN THE JUNGLE

Long ago I imagined, or read/read about, a horror story. It was kinda like Henry James’ “The Beast in the Jungle.” Quick summary: A man waits for something special — he calls it… Continue reading

TRICK OR TRAIT

We humans are all shark-like beneath our skin of self awareness and social affectation. We are more unthinkingly self-ish than self-consciousness. Our get-togethers are more feeding frenzies than sing-alongs, too. Our scene is… Continue reading

THREE STEREOTYPES WALK INTO A BAR

“We replaced the dialogue with the communiqué.” —Albert Camus The image here illustrates a joke, “Three stereotypes walk into a bar … they order drinks and wait for the punch line.” Stereotyping, while… Continue reading

SOCIAL PARASITISM

This post is a fish as human anthropomorphism as a metaphor for ARTWORLD. But it’s not perfect, as the supposed parallels are often not there and my biology ain’t all right either. Let… Continue reading

GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS OF MANKIND

What is art? I don’t know anymore, but 50 yrs or so ago I though it did. I declared it to be the stuff artists did. And who were those artists? People who… Continue reading

ART, POOR ART

“What does all art do? does it not praise? glorify? select? highlight? By doing all this it strengthens or weakens certain valuations.” (Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols) L’art pour l‘art is dead… Continue reading

OBSERVER, OBSERVED

Chasm as shadow: kinda a Jungian anthropomorphism. this images has anima and animus as each other’s animus and anima and together, as they walk in to the sunset together, they project a non-anthropomorphized… Continue reading

UT TECHNE PICTURA

You know the story of “Metropolis,” the classic sci-fi flick about a dystopia 100 years in the future? That 1927 movie where saint/agitator Maria enflames the proletariat to revolt against their oligarch oppressors,… Continue reading