Portrait of Duchamp, ink on paper, 5 x 5″
There are three kinds of humans: creators, neutrals, and vampires. The vampires are the most pathetic not because they suck life out of everyone they touch, but left to their own they have no means of survival, they actually can’t do work, create, or contribute any value. To survive they have to specifically manipulate the …
Another view from Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica Art has been ruthlessly attacked by postmodernism for the last century with the aim to reduce you to a moron. Specifically to cut you off from art, your senses, your heart, and your intelligence. Their road map is to dump senseless shit on you, like Duchamp’s Urinal …
My take on the ancient tradition of overlaying figurative drawings, from Chauvet Caves to Duchamp.
My review of the 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship Winners, and four reasons about psychology behind it.
It’s a shame that Duchamp’s cynicism, Kant’s aesthetic nihilism, and the CIA’s misguided and malicious underwriting of Abstract Expressionism and its shills combined to foster hope of greatness to talentless, pretentious hacks. In his frank assessment of his art, Saltz is completely right. Expertise in drawing and painting, a grounding in art history, and vision, all those elements need to be mastered to become a great artist. Yet, instead of doing the massive introspective and technical work necessary, Saltz opts for a scapegoat. Truth is to blame.
I was relieved that my article Pandora’s Box Part III was published in the Free Radical (magazine and online) in 2002, while this Scruton publication was released in November 2009.
The future awaiting you is to be seen in the art you engage with. Will I have beauty in my life? Am I doomed to depression? Will justice prevail? Will I be happy? Will I be cut up by a chainsaw? Will I throw myself over a cliff or find exaltation in living in the present?
I drew this the other evening from a live model. It is play on Duchamp’s Nude Descending
As a neo-romantic artist/painter I felt terribly alone and disgusted by Duchamp’s art world. Yet, these wonderful recordings and hundreds more kept me motivated, sane, happy, and ready to take on the greatest challenge to an artist: to celebrate personal and human evolution. Thank you.