Tag Archive: post modernism

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

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

DOWN? SO LONG!

Thinking of public displays of affection: sincerely, acting, acting out. adding spotlights and judges “the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.” blah blah blah. Thinking about and idea for a painting/post: competitive… Continue reading

I-BYZANTIUM

Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity. (W. B. Yeats 1933) We tend… Continue reading

THE WORK OF ART

All art these days is conceptual art. Content and style are no longer relevant to an artwork’s value. It doesn’t matter if that art is mass market or “fine.” Look at the wing… Continue reading

8. “His acts being seven ages.” So far.

How does one end an autobiography? One doesn’t. It ends itself when the narrative reaches the now. no summation or denouement is possible because, unlike a trial or a play, a set of… 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

PROSCENIUM ANGST

Think of Post-Modernism, I know it makes you angry but try, please. Think of it as the epoch in which we now are fully embedded, one which began in the 60’s, as an… Continue reading