Tag Archive: modernism

QUID PRO FAUX

FIRST OF ALL, this is another digital drawing. Yes, it’s because I am saving my art supplies until the local store reopens. But it’s still a regression as the paintings were, but not… 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

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

NO STRINGS THEORY

This post is a revisit to a between the [ex]wives era illustration from Oct. 1986. That drawing was simpler than the current image—your basic puppetry metaphor—but over those more than three decades the… Continue reading

BITS OF BOTH

Modernist psychologists theorize that early childhood experiences have a huge impact on how we feel and what we do as adults, whether we realize this or not. Postmodernists, on the other hand, believe… Continue reading

CARTOONISH

This is not an editorial cartoon, even though I was an editorial cartoonist, here and there, in my career as an illustrator/designer. This resembles those drawings in style, black line with quick colorizing.… Continue reading

MYTHOLOGICAL SCENE

This one is kinda hard to follow, sorry. Sort of a stream-of-consciousness thing, one image leading to another, a touch automatic imagining, but nothing subconscious, I think. Let me try to explain. In… Continue reading

INNUMERABLE POLEMICS

Meta-modernism is an art world neologism claiming to define a style/philosophy/epoch that’s neither Modern nor Postmodern. Its creators/definers (Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker) consider Plato’s metaxy as its roots. However me-taxy… Continue reading

POSTISMISM

Here I’m gonna try to relate Artworld’s postmodernism to an individual’s postcareerism. Wish me luck. Long ago, art making was a craft like any other. Painters and sculptors toiled alongside masons and carpenters,… Continue reading

THE BEAUX AND THE LOW

Art used to pretend to be what it’s not, became “it is what it is” then morphed into a chimera of critique and currency. The naked women across the room became Venus, etc.… Continue reading