Ellie B074P2XKQL Women s GOGO 3" Heel Heel Zipper Boot Zipper Red e19bca0




Patent Polyurethane
Shaft measures approximately 12" from arch
Size-10

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

Ellie B074P2XKQL Women s GOGO 3" Heel Heel Zipper Boot Zipper Red e19bca0 - 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 Ellie B074P2XKQL Women s GOGO 3" Heel Heel Zipper Boot Zipper Red e19bca0 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Ellie B074P2XKQL Women s GOGO 3" Heel Heel Zipper Boot Zipper Red e19bca0 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

Charm Foot Fashion Womens Platform High Heel Martin Boots Chukka Boots Dark yellow Chaco Women s Lodge Waterproof Mid Calf Boot Castlerock , RF ROOM OF FASHION Women s Stretchy Pull on Ankle High Top Chunky Stacked Heel Sock Booties Olive Vegan Crushed Velvet , BEARPAW Women s Emma Tall Mid Calf Boot Chocolate Ii BEARPAW Women s Emma Fashion Boot Short Black Polar Women s Nylon Tall Winter Snow Boot Beige , Womens Sorel Glacy Explorer Hiking Waterproof Walking Snow Winter Boots Black , IDIFU Women s Unique Round Toe Low Chunky Heels Lace Up Side Zipper Combat Mid Calf Boots Brown Sorel Women s Emelie Mid Boots Major/Black , Mostrin Women Motorcycle High Heels Punk Buckle Rivet Strap Combat Military Mid Calf Boots Black , Brinley Co Women s Augusta-02xwc Slouch Boot Black Extra Wide Calf Western Chief Women Solid Tall Waterproof Rain Boot Navy Roma Boots Women s Opinca Lace-Up Rain Boots Kale Lugz Women s Tambora Winter Boot Charcoal/Cream/Black , MUK LUKS Women s Stacy Fashion Boot Black , Aquatalia Women s Layla Calf Black BalaMasa Womens Low Heels High Top Solid PU Snow Boots Black , Merrell Women s Decora Chant Waterproof Winter Boot Black , Rose Petals Women s Tristan Riding Boot Black , FRYE Women s 12R Harness Boot Smoke Washed Oiled Vintage-77298 Hawkwell Women s Buckle Mid Calf Boots Zipper Ankle Booties Dark Grey Helly Hansen Women s Garibaldi Boot Whiskey/Espresso/Sperry , HYXHFL Lady Locomotive Boots With Personality Mid Calf Rivet Design Waterproof Rubber Shoes DZX01 Yellow Polar Products Womens Lace Up Rubber Sole Tall Winter Snow Rain Shoe Boots Black Textile Pajar Women s Alina Boot Black/Black , rismart Women s Mid-Calf Military Goth Round Toe Motorcycle Boots Almond , BareTraps Corrie2 Women s Boots Black , G4U Women s Rain Boots Multiple Styles Color Mid Calf Wellies Buckle Fashion Rubber Knee High Snow Shoes Houndstooth Plaid UNIONBAY Women s Alli-u Combat Boot Black ,
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Naturalizer Women s Mila Slide Sandal Red Suede , Marc Jacobs Women s Clara Embellished Slide Sandal Gold QISHENG Men s Mesh Quick Drying Aqua Slip-on Water Shoes outdoor Walking Shoes White , Voovix Water Shoes Mens Womens Barefoot Aqua Shoes Water Sports Shoes Beach Swim Purple , Lucchese Bootmaker Men s Sutton Western Boot Cognac , Unisex Athletic Water Shoes Children Adult Summer for Swimming Run Beach Surf Diving White , 24 Hour Comfort Peggy Women Adjustable Wide Width Step in Loafer (Nurse Style & Size/Measurement Guide) Black Honeystore Women s Soft Ground Mary Jane Glitter Dance Shoes L-RUN Girls /Women s Canvas Ballet Dance Shoes/Ballet Shipper/Yoga Shoe Roymall Women s Latin Dance Shoes Ballroom Salsa Tango Performance Shoes,Model 259 IDIFU Women s Sweet Bows Platform High Block Heels Under Knee High Riding Boots Black Brinley Co Women s Herd Western Boot Chestnut , Durango Lady Rebel Sq Patriotic Faded Boots Brown/Faded Union Flag , Yuanli Women s Garden Clog Shoes Sandals Beach Water Shoes White , Hishoes Warm Suede Snow Boots Winter Men s Casual Low Ankle Lace Up Martin Boots Anti-Slip Flat Walking Trainers Shoes Sneaker Brown , Genda 2Archer Unisex Casual Beach Clogs Sandals Injected EVA Slipper Shoes Dark Green , CAPE ROBBIN Womens Pointy Toe Knee High Pull on Slouchy Cowboy Western Low Flat Heel Boots Gold , Under Armour Men s Speedform AMP 2.0 Academy (401)/High-vis Yellow , Seychelles Women s Exit Engineer Boot Black Shyanne Women s Tall Western Boot Pointed Toe - Bbw177 Taupe , Harley-Davidson Men s Gary Engineer Boot Black Grasshoppers Women s Shelborne Slip-On Flat Black , NIKE Men s Air Zoom Ultra Tennis Shoe Atmosphere Grey/Black/White Reebok Men s Club C 85 Fashion Sneaker Int-black/White Gum Avia Men s Avi-Rival Walking Shoe White/True-navy/Chrome Silver Diadora Men s Titan II Running Shoe White / Garnet-red , DC Men s Evan Smith Hi Zero Skate Shoe Maroon , BC Footwear Women s Sidekick Boat Shoe Burgundy Show Shine Women s Fashion Platform High Chunky Heel Oxfords Shoes Black , Mordenmiss Women s New Chunky Hollow Ankle Boots Summer Flat Sandals With Zipper Style 3 Light Green protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Ellie B074P2XKQL Women s GOGO 3" Heel Heel Zipper Boot Zipper Red e19bca0 - 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 Ellie B074P2XKQL Women s GOGO 3" Heel Heel Zipper Boot Zipper Red e19bca0 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