SOREL Women Women s s Tofino Ii Ii Curry 1fedeb0




Synthetic
Imported
faux fur
Rubber sole
Shaft measures approximately 10.25\" from arch
Waxed canvas

UPDATES   ARTWORKS   WRITINGS   SCIENCE   LINKS   CONTACT   GALLERIES   BIO





Featured art of the Month, Cameo
Click for a closer look


Welcome to the personal art and counter-criticism site of
MILES   WILLIAMS   MATHIS


Resume or CV        blurb        Extended Bio

Co-founder of
La Guilde de la Blanchepierre
(The Guild of the White Stone)



please feed the web-kitty

use PAYPAL










^ The Triptych Altarpiece of ^
Harriet Westbrook Shelley
[15 feet (4.5 meters) tall]
link to detail photos




An Introduction to the Argument
against the Avant Garde

What would he do// Had he the motive and the cue for passion
That I have? He would drown the stage with tears
And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,// Make mad the guilty and appal the free,
Confound the ignorant and amaze indeed// The very faculties of eyes and ears.
                                                                                            
Hamlet

I am the chasm odonton—the mouthful of teeth. The ripper of armchairs: the ghost of Tolstoy, the right arm of Caravaggio, the sword of Cellini.

Beware Ye of Troy, I come bearing gifts. Words that shall bring your houses down upon you.

The artist James McNeill Whistler subtitled his famous book of letters
"Messieurs les Ennemis"Sirs, My Enemies!" That was in 1890. But such joyful antagonism is not stylish these days. It is one thing to quote Nietzsche, as everyone on both sides of every argument now does; it is another thing entirely to write like him....

This is the age of appeasement, of subordination. The artist is no longer the font; he is the shallow pool. Not the oracle, but the sump. The collection point of a thousand polluted expectations. The political tool of the untalented. The residue of education. The

SOREL Women Women s s Tofino Ii Ii Curry 1fedeb0 - cst-cannes.info

handmaiden of the self-appointed in social criticism.

For the critics have dished it out over the last hundred years, vilifying all, dismissing everyone and everything that could not SOREL Women Women s s Tofino Ii Ii Curry 1fedeb0 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the SOREL Women Women s s Tofino Ii Ii Curry 1fedeb0 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

UGG Women s Elly Winter Boot Stout UGG Women s Shala Slouch Boot Black , Pleaser Women s Taboo-2021/B/M Knee-High Boot Black Patent , Kamik Women s Detroit Snow Boot Black Generation Y Womens Mid Calf Boots Fur Cuff Trimming Casual Pull On Shoes Purple Durango Women s Chocolate Philly Accessorized Western Boot Round Toe - Drd0073 Brown Sfnld Women s Elegant Round Toe Platform Beaded Mid Calf Slouch High Stiletto Heel Boots Black Rocket Dog Women s Rainy Midnight Floral Rubber Printed Rain Boot Black , angelina BY DE BLOSSOM COLLECTION Women s Vegan Suede Mid-Calf Slouchy Boot with Decorative Buckles Grey , Dolce Vita Women s Casee Ankle Bootie Grey , Aisun Women s Elegant Metal Pointed Toe Side Zipper Dress Stiletto High Heeled Mid Calf Boots Shoes Black UGG Women s Sienna Rain Shoe Nightfall Summerwhisper Women s Retro Faux Suede Buckled Straps Round Toe Side Zipper Block High Heel Mid Calf Boots Black , Brinley Co Womens Regular and Wide Calf Round Toe Faux Leather Mid-Calf Wedge Boots Grey Western Chief Women s Wide Calf Rain Boot Black , Forever Young - Womens Wellie Rain Boot Lines Plaid , Stansport Jungle Boots Olive Drab , Journee Collection Women s Buckle Slouch High Heel Boots Taupe Merrell Women s Murren Mid Waterproof-W Snow Boot Bracken Skechers Women s Keepsakes Leatherette Mid Button Winter Boot Black , Trotters Women s Lyra Wide Calf Riding Boot Dark Brown , Kamik Women s Jenny Rain Boot Charcoal Susanny Vintage Lace Up Motorcycle Snow Boots For Women Mid-Calf Leather Flats Knight Booties Shoes Black , Propet Women s Scotia Boot Cigar , Chooka Women s Mid-height Rain Boot Forest Nanette Nanette Lepore Womens Lilly-NL Black , Brinley Co Women s Olive Riding Boot Grey BEARPAW Tall Mid-Calf Suede Boots - NeverWet Stain and Liquid Repellent -Elle by Charcoal TAOFFEN Women s Lace Up Boots White ,
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Dolce Vita Women s King Slide Sandal Black Woven KENDALL + KYLIE Women s Chloe Slide Sandal Mint , adituo Water Sports Shoes Aqua Barefoot Socks Pool Beach Swim Exercise for Women and Men Colorful , Altama OTB Maritime Assault Fin Friendly Mid Cut Operators Boots Multicam VIFUUR Unisex Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes Pool Beach Yoga Exercise Shoes for Men Women Blue/White Water Shoes Scuba Quick Dry Sock Diving Barefoot Skin Shoes Beach Surfing Yoga Exercise Shoes for Men Women US Flag , Old West Men s Leather Cowboy Boot Snip Toe - Mf1510 Black , Party Party Velvet Evening Dress Pump Collections, Comfort Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes, Medium Heel, Tango, Smooth, Standard , TDA Women s Mid Heel Knot Synthetic Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Party Comfortable Dance Shoes , AmoonyFashion Women s Soft Material Round Closed Toe Solid Boots with Adornment Black(Pom-Poms) , Gold Pigeon Shoes Party Party Ruffle Evening Dress Pump Collections, Comfort Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes, Medium Heel, Tango, Smooth, Standard , Aiyuda Men s Military Combat Work Boots Steel Toes Waterproof Leather Jungle Duty Winter Ankle Boot Black Black Tommy Hilfiger Women s Palmyr Combat Boot Black/Black , Jessica Simpson Women s Elara Fashion Boot Metallic/Multi Aerosoles Women s Fifth Ave Mid Calf Boot Taupe Suede Hunters Boots Women s Original Refined Gloss Boots Black NAOT Women s Dream Mule Black Madras Leather , LABO LB Leather Snow Boots Waterproof For 9 Style - by CitiShoe Black106 , Northside Men s Back Country Waterproof Pack Boot Brown , Helly Hansen Men s Montreal Boot Jet Black/Natural/Sperry Gum , Easy Street Womens Conca Fabric Open Toe Casual Slide Sandals Natural Stretch Fabric , Ez-sofei Women s Japanese Shoes Flat Wooden Geta Clogs Geta Sandals C-light Green Floral ARRAY Jazz Women s Slip On Navy Under Armour Women s Charged All-Around Speedknit True Ink (918)/White PUMA Men s Grip Fusion Golf Shoe White/Quiet Shade/Black adidas Men s Adipower s Boost Golf Shoe Night Flash/Running White/Dark Silver Metallic , Skechers Bobs from Women s Bobs Plush-Dream Doodle Ballet Flat Cat Multi , Wilson Kaos Men s All Court Tennis Shoe Enamel Blue/Black/Safety Yellow , Mordenmiss Women s Round Topline With Unique Handmade Flower Leather Shoes Fleece Black , Cobb Hill Women s Emma-Ch Stone , protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

SOREL Women Women s s Tofino Ii Ii Curry 1fedeb0 - cst-cannes.info

and content have deconstructed; and the homunculi and homunculae have ascended the throne, naming their horses and gerbils co-consuls.

And the artist has remained silent.

But as Whistler—the Master of Badinageput it, "Art, that for ages has hewn its own history in marble and written its own comments on canvas, shall it suddenly stand still and stammer, and wait for wisdom from the passer-by, for guidance from the hand that holds neither brush nor chisel? Out upon the shallow conceit!"

It is time for the artist to speak! To crawl out from under the woodpile and to stamp his feet. To reclaim the armor of Athena and demand his inheritance from the Witchking. To bend the bow and pierce the axeheads and slay the suitors. To load the sling.

It may be asked, what of the other "artists?" What of the ironmongers, the paintspillers, the gluemen, the undertakers? Isn't your quarrel with them? No. There are no artists in that quarter. Only critics. Critics who flap and critics who chirp. But the critics who chirp are the louder. It is the critics who explain the onanism, the mastication, the ululation and defecation who must be outslandered, outbuggered, undercut and overtopped. Trimmed and fluffed. Defeathered and retarred.

It is thought that I am mad. But follow me through the gentle maze, and listen. Clement Greenberg, the Pope of Presumption, said of painting in SOREL Women Women s s Tofino Ii Ii Curry 1fedeb0 1949:

Though it started on its "modernization" earlier perhaps than the other arts, it has turned out to have a greater number of expendable conventions embedded in it, or these at least have proven harder to isolate and detach. As long as such conventions survive and can be isolated, they continue to be attacked in all the arts that intend to survive in modern society.

Here is the green worm at the core. The seed of the wart. Because Mr. Greenberg could smoke more cigs than anyone else, he got the title page, the banner, the masthead, and everyone since has written in very small letters
I must make art that is about art over and over until the book is finished, the corpse burned and the ashes scattered. A non-artist will tell us what artistic conventions are expendable. The most galling thing though is that "intend to survive" threat. As if the artist need justify his existence to the critic. But I am the primary producer here: you can justify yourself to me, you future footnote, you Eunuch of the Muses!

Arthur Danto wrote, in 1995,

It was as though there were some internal historical development in the course of which art came to a kind of philosophical self-awareness of its own identity. In a curious and somewhat Mid-Calf perverse way, I thought, art has turned into philosophy. From now on the task is up to philosophers, who know how to think in the required way.

Arthur Danto, former philosophy professor, Columbia University. Now art critic, The Nation. I have only one question. A question of grammar. Does "in a curious and somewhat perverse way" modify "art has turned" or "I thought"?

Basta! Finito! The whole claim of modern art is so absurd it isn't worth pursuing any further! The very existence of such theories, their acceptance by anyone, is cause for a decade of Weltschmerz, of weeping and rending of tunics. It may seriously call for some sort of ritual cleansing, an act of purification, an offering to the gods. A bevy of frenzied virgins to tear some smug bastard in Soho limb from limb for his sins to art. At least an off-Broadway tragedy of Sophoclean splendor, with wild-haired Corybantes whirling in their bacchanalian madness, depicting this catharsis.

Oh Fathers and Teachers, I claim that analysis is not art. Philosophy is not art. Politics is not art. Destruction is not art. Framing is not art. Finding is not art. Thinking is not art. Randomness is not art. Pathology is not art. Everything that a fool does easily is not art.

Fathers and Teachers, I claim that art is rare. Art requires talent. Art requires isolation. Art requires depth. Art requires subtlety. Art requires mystery. Art requires emotion. Art requires inspiration. The artist tells you what he must do, not what you must do.

Fathers and Teachers, I maintain that all art stands upon two legs: craftsmanship and character. Technique is not art. Emotion is not art. Together they may be art. Or not.

Oh, Fathers and Teachers, to the young artist ask first this question: would you rather be the greatest artist of the 21st century and be unknown during your lifetime; or be the richest artist and know the ghosts of Michelangelo and Van Gogh are laughing at you?

We must burn the fields and plow twice and find fresh seed. The error runs too deep. We must change the binary code from 0's and 1's to 3's and 8's. The gravitational forces have become too strong, and the young artist cannot get out of bed, much less hang the sky and kiss the cloudfroth. Even Vincent had to live on the outskirts of a dying star; now he would have to survive on the lip of the Black Hole. We need forty days of rain and a smallish Ark.

All of history lies at our feet. The ground is so rich it stinks of fertility. And yet we paint, or paint over, the same things each morning, shoe and unshoe the same horse ad nauseum. Someone paints a saint and someone else defiles it. A man in Jackson Hole paints a landscape and a woman in New York City rapes herself upon it. All sequels. All reactionary. The avant garde even more than the merest bowl of fruit. The sage of the university says, "but there is nothing new under the sun." Not until we create it, Brother Ass. Refrain from breathing all the available air for a moment, refrain from blocking all the light, and see what lovely vines begin curling out of the earth!





Russian Girl. oil. 28 x 18 in.                              Joachim. charcoal. 16 x 12 in.

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8