Inov-8 Men s 15735 F-Lite 260 Inov-8 Knit (M) F-Lite Cross Trainer Orange/Black fa36514




Textile and Synthetic
Imported
Rubber sole
Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
For versatile training.
Best in lightweight comfort: Highly breathable knitted upper fabric delivers the best lightweight fit possible with superior comfort.
Unrivalled grip: 360 degree ROPE-TEC system extends onto the shoe's upper delivers traction and durability on rope climbs. STICKY GRIP rubber outsole delivers outstanding underfoot grip for every workout

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

Inov-8 Men s 15735 F-Lite 260 Inov-8 Knit (M) F-Lite Cross Trainer Orange/Black fa36514 - 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 Inov-8 Men s 15735 F-Lite 260 Inov-8 Knit (M) F-Lite Cross Trainer Orange/Black fa36514 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Inov-8 Men s 15735 F-Lite 260 Inov-8 Knit (M) F-Lite Cross Trainer Orange/Black fa36514 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

K-Swiss Women s St329 CMF Sneaker White/Brooke Green Skechers Performance Men s Go Air Walking Shoe Black/White , Fila Women s Memory Octave 2 Mesh, Man-Made Cross Training Sneakers Metallic Silver, Highrise, White Under Armour Women s Street Precision Mid Black (002)/Black , adidas Men s Powerlift.3.1 Cross Trainer Tech Beige/Trace Olive/Black VANSKELIN Men s Cross Trainer Athletic Shoes Lightweight Running Shoes Slip-On Casual Sneakers Wide Wolf Grey ASICS Women s Gel Fit Nova Cross-Training Shoe Hot Pink/Silver/Lime , NIKE Zoom Mercurial Xi FK Mens Hi Top Trainers 844626 Sneakers Shoes White/White-wolf Grey-pure Platinum , Vibram Women s VI-S Fitness and Yoga Shoe Grey NIKE Men s SF AF1 Basketball Shoe Deep Burgundy/Black , ALEADER Men s Mesh Cross-Traning Running Shoes Gray/Black Reebok Men s Trainflex Cross-Trainer Shoe Smoky Indigo/White/Pewter Drew Shoe Men s Aaron Oxford Grey Combo , K-Swiss Women s Xlite Athltc HthrCMF-W Cross-Trainer Shoe Black/Charcoal , New Balance Men s 627v2 Work Training Shoe Black/Black PUMA Men s Mostro Perforated Leather Sneaker - Black/White Black Nike Men s Reax 8 TR Cross Trainer Black-white Skechers Women s Burst 2.0 Game Changing Fashion Sneaker White, Gray Skechers Sport Women s Burst Divergent Demi Boot Sneaker Black Knit/White , NIKE Men s Zoom Train Toranada TB Ankle-High Cross Trainer Shoe Hyper Violet/Crimson/Black/White Reebok Men s Crossfit Nano 7.0 Cross-Trainer Shoe Black Primal Red White , PUMA Women s Fierce Strap WN s Cross-Trainer Shoe Puma Black-puma White , New Balance Women s WX88V1 Training Shoe Black/Pink New Balance Men s MID626v2 Work Training Shoe Grey/Black NIKE Women s Flex Supreme TR 5 Cross Training Shoe Black/White/Racer Pink/Dark Grey , NIKE Men s Metcon 4 Training Shoe White/Sail/Black , New Balance Men s MX624v2 Casual Comfort Training Shoe White/Navy , New Balance Men s Fresh Foam 80v3 Training Shoe Black/Black , Reebok Men s Workout Plus Cross Trainer White/Royal
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Chaco Men s Zvolv 2 Sport Sandal Gobi Coffee TDA Womens T-strap Glitter Synthetic Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Party Dance Shoes CM101 CRC Women s Round Toe Breathable mesh at vamp Satin Ballroom Morden Party Wedding Professional Dance Shoes MSMAX Adult Soft Canvas Boots Unisex Dance Flats Red Almadanza Women s Latin Dance Shoes A268608 Abby 612 Womens Relaxing Party Standard Ballroom Comfy Peep Toe Salsa Low Heel Modern Dance Shoes AmoonyFashion Women s Soft Material Round Closed Toe Solid Low-Top High-Heels Boots Brown Very Fine Ballroom Latin Tango Salsa Dance Shoes for Men - 919101 - 1" Heel + Foldable Shoe Brush Bundle White Leather , MUK LUKS Women s Felicity Slipperboot Winter Boot Cream Mofri Women s Casual Round Toe Splicing Block Low Heel Back Zipper Mid Calf Riding Boots Beige , SoftWalk Women s Brimley Mule Black , Womens Japanese Style Wooden Geta Clogs Sandals Footwear Sem40a-1 SoftWalk Women s Murietta Mule Dark Brown , Fashion Heel Womens Chunky Heel Round Toe Faux Suede Above the Knee Boots Blue , Charles by Charles David Sycamore Women s Boots Stone Grey Stretch Microsuede Guess Women s Galle Riding Boot Medium Natural Madden Girl Women s Prissley Riding Boot Black Fabric Under Armour Men s Drive 4 Low Black (005)/Glacier Gray Rockport Women s Total Motion Novalie High Riding Boot Black , Bernardo Women s Frances Knee High Boot Bordeaux Nubuck adidas Men s Adipure Sp Golf Shoe Night Navy/Off White/Gold Met , CHFSO Women s Sexy Pointed Toe Waterproof Zipper Knee High Chunky High Heel Platform Winter Warm Boots Brown Keds Women s Champion Original Leather Slip-On Sneaker White Leather JSport by Jambu Women s Tahoe Encore Walking Shoe Light Grey/Petal LifeStride Women s Parigi Blush Vinci , Mavic Cosmic Pro Cycling Shoes - Men s Black/Fiery Red , Skechers Men s M. Fit Air Oxford Gray/Black , New Balance Men s 896v2 Hard Court Tennis Shoe Royal/Royal , LifeStride Women s Viva Slip-On Loafer Black Dr. Martens Women s Alexei Lightweight Casual Oxfords Blue protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Inov-8 Men s 15735 F-Lite 260 Inov-8 Knit (M) F-Lite Cross Trainer Orange/Black fa36514 - 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 Inov-8 Men s 15735 F-Lite 260 Inov-8 Knit (M) F-Lite Cross Trainer Orange/Black fa36514 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 Fitness & Cross-Training 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