Finishing Up My Chapter on Immanuel Kant, Evolution Through Art

Even the song of birds, which we can bring under no musical rule,seems to have more freedom, and therefore more for taste,than a song of a human being. — Immanuel Kant A very tough slough of research, over very familiar territory, on Kant’s Beauty and the Sublime, and examination of his means of Taste and …

The Cult of Oblivion: CIA, Abstract Expressionists, and Kant

In the mid-20th century these three forces––Kant’s philosophy, abstract expressionists, and the CIA––congealed ostensibly to champion freedom and originality, instead accomplished an undermining of art and consequently humanity. The connections and machinations are so complicated and obtuse it is hard to take them seriously, but it does make a difference in understanding them, at least in the sense of whether or not our culture evolves.

Ep. 7 Kant’s Mathematical Sublime

Kant’s idea of the sublime is that it overwhelms our imagination, one example is the mathematical sublime in which the magnitude is too much for us to comprehend, like unlimited stars in the Universe. It can be argued that postmodern artist Christo’s Umbrellas fit the definition.

Upcoming New Book, “Art and Aesthetics”

Yikes! A whole new book on the way. “Art and Aesthetics: A Personal View of Postmodernism, Eudaemonia, and Realization.”The reader will gain fundamental insights into the cultural war between postmodernism and evolutionary figurative art. They will learn about how the latter masters perception, thought, and passion in art. And how postmodernism works in the opposite, …

Newberry Interviewed on Romantic Art and Philosophy, 1hr-20min

Yesterday the good people at the Ayn Rand Fan Club invited me to talk about art, living abroad, aesthetics, and Rand Scott Schiff and William Swig, smart guys, discuss with me art, Rand, and PsyOp. You will come away with deeper understanding of: How the windy atmosphere of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, would have been a key perceptual …

1999 Satisfying the Soul: An Interview with Michael Newberry

This interview was conducted by Susan McCloskey, was an Assistant Professor of English at Vassar College, has published essays on Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster, and Congreve. Reprinted from Navigator, Volume 2, Number 12, 1999. Michael Newberry has exhibited his paintings in major galleries in the United States and Europe. He was recently the subject of CNN’s “The …