Ariat 18148 Men s Quickdraw Venttek Venttek Brown Western Boot Vintage Caramel/Two Tone Brown 4d2dd5a




Leather
Imported
Synthetic sole
Shaft measures approximately 13.25\" from arch
Boot opening measures approximately 14.75\" around
Premium full-grain leather foot and upper w/ vented mesh
Mesh lining

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

Ariat 18148 Men s Quickdraw Venttek Venttek Brown Western Boot Vintage Caramel/Two Tone Brown 4d2dd5a - 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 Ariat 18148 Men s Quickdraw Venttek Venttek Brown Western Boot Vintage Caramel/Two Tone Brown 4d2dd5a be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Ariat 18148 Men s Quickdraw Venttek Venttek Brown Western Boot Vintage Caramel/Two Tone Brown 4d2dd5a Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

Men s Wide Square Toe with Saddle Genuine Leather Caiman Belly Skin Western Boots Black , Ariat Men s Hybrid Rancher Western Cowboy Boot Brown Oiled Rowdy Ariat Men s Workhog Mesteno Wide Square Toe Work Boot Earth/Coffee , Dona Michi Men genuine cowhide leather crocodile print western snip toe boots With Free Belt Black Durango Men s Ddb0121 Western Boot Dark Brown/Glory Blue Ariat Men s Sierra Saddle Work Boot Aged Bark , Ariat Men s Fuse Athletic Shoe Charcoal Mesh/Neon Green Laredo Men s Tallahassee Western Boot Brown Distressed Ariat Men s Legend Phoenix Western Cowboy Boot Toasty Brown Thursday Boot Company President Men’s 6 Lace-up Boot Grizzly Wheat , Alberto Fellini Western Style Boots New Upgrade PU-Leather Cowboy Brown , Ariat Work Men s Maverick Wide Square Toe Work Boot Desert/Brown Dan Post Men s Milwaukee 13" Western Boot Tan Lucchese Bootmaker Men s Fisher Western Boot Tan Burnished/Chocolate Ariat Work Men s Workhog Raptor Composite Toe Construction Boot Dark Chocolate/Crazy Tan Justin Boots Men s Ropers Equestrian Boot Dark Brown Marbled Deerlite , LaCrosse Men s Tallgrass Western Toe 11 Inch Work Boot Brown , Old West Men s Lizard Printed Cowboy Boot - Vcm9043 Cognac , Lucchese Men s Carson Leather Cowboy Boot Antique Brown Roper Men s Cassidy Western Boot Brown Ariat Men s Venttek Ultra Western Boot Barley Brown , Lucchese Bootmaker Men s Charles Western Boot Black Cherry , Solovair Men s 8 Eye Derby Made in England Oxblood Ferrini Men s Genuine Lizard R-Toe Western Boot Black , Boulet Men s Cowboy Boot - 1828 Amber Brn , Rocky Western Boots Mens Waterproof Rubber Leather Brown RKW0235 Brown Twisted X Mens Steel Toe Cowboy Work Boot Cognac/Orange Leather Ariat Men s Sierra Saddle Work Boot Aged Bark , Cinch Western Boots Mens Teju Lizard Patchwork Square Black CFM1021 Black ,
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Nalho Women’s Yoga Mat Memory Foam Espadrilles Sandals, Karabi Metallic Grey/Silver Phefee Mens Slide Sandals Anti-Slip Lightweight Bathroom Shower Slipper (Size 6-14) Gray , Teva Men s M Original Universal Premier Sandal Dark Shadow , Inkach Womens Wedges Sandals - Fashion Summer Sandals Chunky Heel Flip-Flops Slippers Heeled Shoes Hot Pink Belleville - 340 DES ST USMC/Navy Flight Steel Toe Boot Tan Fanture Men Womens Water Sports Quick-Dry Aqua Shoes with 18 Drainage Holes for Wading,Swim,Walking,Yoga,Beach,Drainage Black3 Twisted X MHK0009 Men s Eco twx Hiker D Toe Tan 50 Shades Of Gold Dance Shoes Collection, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5" 3" & 3.5" Heels) , Very Fine Men s Salsa Ballroom Tango Latin Dance Shoes Style C2503 Bundle with Dance Shoe Wire Brush 采集完成 Forever Young - Womens Wellie Rain Boot Chevron Jacket Kids Girls Soft Canvas Ballet Dance Gymnastics Shoes Fitness , Justin Boots Women s Gypsy Collection 8" Soft Toe Barnwood Brown Cowhide/Teal Piping , Steve Madden Men s Punted Fashion Sneaker Black Western Chief Women s Wide Calf Rain Boot Raindrop Dot , Steve Madden Women s Stonnes Mule Blue Suede Antelope Women s 834 Leather Dorsay Wedge Khaki , Shiekh Women s Eve-01 Over The Knee Boot Boot Camel , Nike Shox TLX Mens Running Shoes 488313-401 Cool Grey Metallic Silver 011 Women s Classic Lace up Flat Ballet Loafers Oxford Sneaker Shoes Taupe , Callaway Men s La Jolla Golf Shoe White , Easy Street Women s Purpose Slip-On Navy , Sidi Wire Push Cycling Shoe - Men s White Blanc Verni School Issue Prodigy 5100 Mary Jane Uniform Shoe (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Navy (1) , Vans Slip-on(Tm) Core Classics ( Primary Checker) True Blue / White , Vans VEE3NVY Unisex Authentic Shoes Midnight Navy/True White Etnies Fader LS Skate Shoe White/Black/Grey , NIKE Men s SB Zoom Blazer Low Skate Shoe Summit White / Gum , Lakai Riley Hawk Skate Shoe Black Leather , Etnies Scout Aaron Ross (Black/White) Men s Shoes Mesh Sneaker 4101000419/976 Black/White , Etnies Men s Scout Sneaker Black/Black/Silver protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Ariat 18148 Men s Quickdraw Venttek Venttek Brown Western Boot Vintage Caramel/Two Tone Brown 4d2dd5a - 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 Ariat 18148 Men s Quickdraw Venttek Venttek Brown Western Boot Vintage Caramel/Two Tone Brown 4d2dd5a 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 Western 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