Qupid Zinc-01 Women s Chunky Lace up Back Brown Stretchy Over Qupid The Knee Stacked Chunky Boots Lt Brown 0a1ce66




Synthetic

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

Qupid Zinc-01 Women s Chunky Lace up Back Brown Stretchy Over Qupid The Knee Stacked Chunky Boots Lt Brown 0a1ce66 - 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 Qupid Zinc-01 Women s Chunky Lace up Back Brown Stretchy Over Qupid The Knee Stacked Chunky Boots Lt Brown 0a1ce66 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Qupid Zinc-01 Women s Chunky Lace up Back Brown Stretchy Over Qupid The Knee Stacked Chunky Boots Lt Brown 0a1ce66 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

MERUMOTE Women s Autoiha Platform High Heels Over-Knee Thigh High Boots Burgundy , Top Moda Women s Over The Knee Thigh High Adjustable Lace Back Stacked Chunky Heel Boot Blush IDIFU Women s Sexy Buckled Mid Chunky Heels Over The Knee High Boots Riding Booties Yellow ESSEX GLAM Womens Over The Knee Flat Heel Stretch Thigh High Winter Boots Grey Faux Suede , ENMAYER Womens Sexy Stiletto High Heels Over the Knee Boots Slip on Party Dress Shoes Silver Fergalicious Women s Bata Wide Calf Western Boot Sand , Chase & Chloe Emelia-9 Slim Heel Front Lace Up With Side Zipper Women s Thigh High Boot Denim , SNJ Womens Knee-High Fashion Sexy Comfort Over The Knee Pointy Toe Chunky Mid Heel Boots Tan-88 , RF ROOM OF FASHION Stretchy Snug Fit Back Corset Lace-up Chunky Heeled Over The Knee Boots Black Vegan Suede , Fergalicious Women s Bata Wide Calf Western Boot Black , Women s Thigh High Boots Royou Yiuoer Flat Side Zipper Over The Knee Boots Coffee Forever Womens Chunky Heel Lace up Over The Knee High Riding Boots Taupe Suede Nine West Women s Queddy Suede Over The Knee Boot Brown , Stuart Weitzman Women s Funland Over The Knee Boot Anthracite SHOWHOW Women s Elegant Mesh Flower Chunky Heel Above-the-knee Boots Black Vince Camuto Women s Bestan Over The Knee Boot Black Wide Calf Forever Link Jalen-H4 Lady Boots Blk Tan , Chinese Laundry Women s Rainey Boot Black Smooth RF ROOM OF FASHION Women s Over The Knee Stretch Boot - Trendy Pullon Low Block Heel Comfortable Shoe - Zipper Closure – Available In Medium and Wide Calf Black Pu - Wide Calf CAPE ROBBIN Womens Pointed Toe Stiletto Heel Netted OTK Over The Knee Thigh High Boots Camouflage Breckelle s Womens Rider-82 Boot Brown DailyShoes Women s Lace Up Thigh High Boots - Vegan Easy Lace Up Design With Zipper Trendy Mility Style Boot Brown Pu , IDIFU Women s Sexy High Heels Stiletto Platform Side Zipper Long Over The Knee High Booties Black Essex Glam Womens Synthetic Over The Knee Thigh High Stiletto Heel Stretch Boots Red Faux Suede , Mofri Women s Sexy Faux Suede Drawstring Pointed Toe Stiletto High Heel Platform Side Zipper Thigh High Boots Burgundy Mofri Women s Stylish Pendant Buckle Belt Round Toe Medium Block Heel Above The Knee Long Boots With Side Zipper Brown SaraIris Women s Pointed Toe Stiletto High Heels Zipper Fuax Suede Over The Knee High Boots Yellow Summerwhisper Women s Sexy Lacy Faux Suede Round Toe Stiletto High Heel Platform Slip on Thigh Boots Red Forever Link Women s Over The Knee Thigh High Flat Boot Black
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the John Deere Men s JD4193 Boot Walnut 101 BEACH Ladies Sneaker Style Closed Cell Foam Water Shoes Size (6-11) Purple , Ralph Libonati Co/Blundstone M Blundstone Work Series 990 Black , Minishion Women s T-strap Glitter Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Wedding Pumps HROYL Women s Satin Latin Dance Shoes Ballroom Salsa Tango Performance Shoes Low Heel Model-SS-XGG , Columbia Women s Twentythird Ave Waterproof Mid Uniform Dress Shoe Tobacco, Oxford Tan Women s Dance Shoes Latin Ballroom , TDA Womens T-strap Glitter Synthetic Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Party Dance Shoes CM101 , CIOR Premium Leather Ballet Shoes for Girls Classic Dance Gymnastics Yoga Slippers Flats(Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid/Women) Roper Women s Nina Western Boot Black Dromedaris Womens Kara Print Boot Beige , YDN Women Pointed Toe Stilettos Loafers Low Heel Mules Slip on Slippers Casual Shoes Brown Suede JOE N JOYCE Athen SynSoft Soft-Footbed sandals narrow Black , Top Moda Keen-38 Women s Fashion Sexy Over The Knee Zip Chunky Heel Boots Tan Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi Pink , Under Armour Women s Street Precision Low Lux Bayou Blue (953)/Ivory Brinley Co Women s Wing Over The Knee Boot Tan , Nine Seven Genuine Leather Women s Pointy Toe Sexy Stiletto Heel Dress Knee High Handmade Boot Black Journee Collection Womens Regular Sized and Wide-Calf Double-Buckle Knee-High Riding Boot Chestnut , Nike Golf Lunar Command 2 Shoes White/Black/White , Naturalizer Women s Demi WC Riding Boot Black/Black , SoftWalk Women s Hampshire Ballet Flat Violet , Meeshine Womens Foldable Soft Pointed Toe Ballet Flats Rhinestone Comfort Slip on Flat Shoes Silver 02 Diadora Unisex Titan Weave Faded Rose/Cordovan/Sand Pearl iZUMi Women s W X-Project Elite Cycling Shoe Black/Monument Grey New Balance Men s 696v3 Tennis Shoe Phantom/Pacific DC Women s Heathrow Ia Se Dark Blue Latasa Women s Fashion Nubuck Chunky Low-heel Oxfords ,Western Style Red , Vans Authentic Black/Pewter , DC Women s Evan Hi Tx Se W Skate Shoe White/White/True Red protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Qupid Zinc-01 Women s Chunky Lace up Back Brown Stretchy Over Qupid The Knee Stacked Chunky Boots Lt Brown 0a1ce66 - 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 Qupid Zinc-01 Women s Chunky Lace up Back Brown Stretchy Over Qupid The Knee Stacked Chunky Boots Lt Brown 0a1ce66 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 Over-the-Knee 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