A Thought On Western Civilization

There is a huge renaissance of figurative fine art going on internationally. The importance of this will be missed by most people. Western civilization’s dark age of 800 years between the fall of Rome and the Italian Renaissance, fine art was a haven of incompetence on an epic level. Geniuses went on strike and refused to shine and function in a corrupt and irrational culture. Art is the barometer of a civilization. We do have the disgusting spectacle of postmodernism, but we are not in a dark ages, too many great artists are working—history will not let them and their benevolent reason-orientated stance down. The best of a civilization’s fine art tells you exactly where that civilization is headed.

Michael, Idyllwild, April 15, 2022

Melvin Toledo, A Moment of Peace, 2022, oil, 48x48"
Melvin Toledo, A Moment of Peace, 2022, oil, 48×48″
Praxiteles, original lost, The Colonna Venus, Roman marble copy, 138 - 161 AD, Vatican Museums, Rome.
Praxiteles, original lost, The Colonna Venus, Roman marble copy, 138 – 161 AD, Vatican Museums, Rome.

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