Terrorism and Postmodern Art

There are people in the world who can’t stand to see that beauty and creativity exist. The guy who took a hatchet to the Pieta of Michelangelo. The Taliban leader who chose to blow up the Buddhist cliff sculptures.

The Great Fraud, How Postmodernism Abuses Art

The Tufts project by Jenny Polak does two things that are classic postmodern sabotage. They use the esteemed status of art, made possible by great artists, to elevate a protest to a grander status. And by dedicating their reputation, resources, and their art department to juvenile protest posters scattered around the campus they suck the life out of aesthetic innovation, advancement, and the soul of art.

Stephen Hicks on Aesthetics, Modernism, and Postmodernism, Interviewed by Ryan Faulkner-Hogg

Long form interview. Stephen Hicks is a professor of philosophy at Rockford University, author of many books and overall exceptionally deep thinking, kind and erudite man. His book, Explaining Postmodernism (https://amzn.to/2Gt7dHD) has gained in relevance over the last few years, Hicks was quite early in predicting the social significance Postmodernism would have upon the world. …

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 …

Those Who Destroy Art: Mary Richardson

The Slashing of Velazquez’s The Rokeby Venus Doing research for my book Evolution Through Art and beginning the chapter Those Who Destroy Art. Three candidates so far are contemporary, Sarah Parcak, the Egyptologist who released instructions on how to topple monuments. The friar Fra Girolamo Savonarola, along with his militants called Piagnoni, hosted public burnings …