Giotto 19749 B07CZXT5XK Barefoot Water Shoes Yoga Beach Swim Aqua Shoes Men for Women Men B-red 6f0f616




SUPERIOR QUICK DRY UPPER : Breathable and stretchy upper offer you with comfortable, fast-drying protection
ANTI-SLIP SOLES : Wear resistant and anti-slip rubber sole, perfect to protecting your feet from cut, puncture, and slipping over
LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY-CARRY : Come with a plastic zipper storage case, which is breathable for safe keeping while packaged
IDEAL APPLICATIONS: Whether you\u2019re swimming, boating, gardening, driving, or doing other water activities, these barefoot shoes deliver!
NO HASSLE REFUND/RETURN: We promise to exchange, return or whatever it takes if there is any size/quality issues

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

Giotto 19749 B07CZXT5XK Barefoot Water Shoes Yoga Beach Swim Aqua Shoes Men for Women Men B-red 6f0f616 - 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 Giotto 19749 B07CZXT5XK Barefoot Water Shoes Yoga Beach Swim Aqua Shoes Men for Women Men B-red 6f0f616 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Giotto 19749 B07CZXT5XK Barefoot Water Shoes Yoga Beach Swim Aqua Shoes Men for Women Men B-red 6f0f616 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

DandyLines Surf 7 Women s Aqua Wave Water Pool Beach Yoga Sport Shoes Black/Pink Q05l , PENGCHENG Water Sports Shoes Men Women Beach Swim Barefoot Skin Quick-Dry Aqua Socks H7-purple , Gohom Water Shoes Sand Socks Women Men Flexible Swim Shoe Beach Aqua Surf Pool Yoga Exercise 2 Navy Pairs , Jtomoo Men s Breathable Quick Dry Water Shoes Lightweight Walking Shoes Black , CIOR Men Women and Kids Quick-Dry Water Shoes Lightweight Aqua Socks for Beach Pool Surf Yoga Exercise 01.grey , JIASUQI Womens and Mens Summer Outdoor Water Shoes Aqua Socks for Beach Swim Surf Yoga Exercise Black/Rainbow , WAWEN Women s Men s Kid s Water Sports Shoes Aqua Socks Lightweight Quick-Dry Barefoot Beach Pool Surfing Yoga Green-sock CIOR Women Men s Quick-Dry Water Sports Aqua Swimming Shoes Socks P2.red FOUPLER Men Women s Mutifunctional Quick Dry Skin Water Shoes Or Aqua Socks for Swim Yoga Beach Pool Black , QLEYO Water Shoes Quick Dry Shoes for Men and Women Barefoot Skin Shoes Beach Water Shoes for Swim Yoga surf Style3 , VanciLin Men s Women s Poseidon Slip-On Loafers Water Shoes Casual Walking Shoes Coffee3166w Nidengbao Men and Women s Mesh Shoes Breathable Lightweight Walking Sneakers Black Northside Womens Niagara Slip on Sport Water Shoe Gray/Aqua , U-WARDROBE Barefoot Water Shoes for Women And Men Quick-Dry Aqua Socks for Yoga Beach Swim Surf Exercise Blue Aqua Water Sports Socks Skin Shoes For Beach Fitness Yoga Scuba Running Gym Black ALEADER Women s Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes Black/Gray DREAM PAIRS Women s Water Shoes Fuchsia Lxso Men Women Water Shoes Slip On Quick Dry Beach Shoes Lightweight Swim Shoes with Drainage Holes Gray Chiximaxu Adult Sports Barefoot Aqua Socks Shoes for Yoga Run Swim Black With Yellow , Coleath Men Quick-Dry Water Shoes Barefoot Aqua Socks Light Sport for Swim Surf Yoga White Birkenstock Women s Gizeh EVA Sandals Pink Eva Ceyue Mens Womens Water Shoes Quick Dry Swim Shoes Sports Aqua Shoes Beach Volleyball Shoes with 14 Drainage Holes Red , OUYAJI Mens Womens Comfortable Water Shoes Barefoot Quick Dry Beach Playing Boating Underwater Swimming Yoga Shoes Black&white Giotto Barefoot Swim Water Shoes Quick Dry Non-Slip for Kids Women Men D4-blue CIOR Men Women Kids Toddler Water Shoes F.black , EQUICK Women Water Shoes Quick-Dry Breather Sports Skin Shoes Barefoot Anti-Slip Multifunctional Socks Yoga Exercise 2black KaiCran Hot Men Women Aqua Sock Yoga Pool Beach Dance Swim Slip On Surf Water Shoes Yellow , Unisex Beach Socks Water Shoes Aqua Socks for Summer Outdoor Sports Upgraded Sole Quick-Dry Lightweight Black , YUNGOD Men s and Women s Quick Drying Slip on Aqua Water Shoes Athletic Lightweight Walking Shoes 902-blue
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Harley-Davidson Women s Eddington Work Boot Black BRUNO MARC NEW YORK Bruno Marc Men s Bergen Leather Lined Oxfords/Chelsea Dress Ankle Boots Black-05 Adidas Performance Men s Mat Wizard.3 Wrestling Shoes White/Black , Capezio 550 Tan Junior Footlight Danshuz Women s Value Comfort Tap Slip-On Ballet Flats Capezio Dance Women s Jelz Footundeez H07GS Party Party SERA7032.1135 Comfort Evening Dress Pump, Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes High-Medium Heel, Salsa, Tango, Latin, Swing Salsa Tango Swing Latin G4U Women s Rain Boots Multiple Styles Color Mid Calf Wellies Buckle Fashion Rubber Knee High Snow Shoes Pink Plaid , FRYE Women s Natalie Short Engineer Boot Ivory , Old West Women s Distressed Leather Cowgirl Boot - Scl7014 Distressed , Propet Women s Belmont Riding Boot Brown Harley-Davidson Women s Melia 11" Boot Black , Walstar Men Couple Casual Fashion Sneakers Breathable Athletic Sports Shoes Black/White Franco Sarto Women s Hydie Riding Boot Warm Stone , NIKE Romaleos 3 Mens 852933-602 Solar Red/Black , Dolce Vita Women s Elize Mule Red Suede , Shoe Dezigns Travis 05 Women Military Lace Up Thigh High Combat Boot Camel Thigh High ESport E2A390L Women s Clogs Shoes Nursing Nurse Hospital Gardening Nursing Medical Hospital Slip-on Casual Sandals Black Easy Spirit Women s Dolly Tailored Casual Shoe Dk Natural , Under Armour Women s Speedform AMP 2.0 Black (001)/White INC International Concepts Fabbaa Women s Boots Cappucino , Ariat Women s Berwick GTX Insulated Country Boot Ebony Sorel Women s After Hours Tall Wedge Boots Redwood FSJ Women Fresh Floral Printed Flats Pumps Pointed Toe Slip On Dress Shoes for Comfort 4-15 US Black Khombu Women s Alex Snow Boot Black , Walking Cradles Women s Bean Dress Pump Bronze Propet Women s TravelActiv Mary Jane Fashion Sneaker Silver , Brooks Heritage Mens BRK_110178_1d_434 Kelly Green/Royal Blue , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Nightshade Purple True White Etnies Barge LS Skate Shoe Black/Dark Grey , protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Giotto 19749 B07CZXT5XK Barefoot Water Shoes Yoga Beach Swim Aqua Shoes Men for Women Men B-red 6f0f616 - 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 Giotto 19749 B07CZXT5XK Barefoot Water Shoes Yoga Beach Swim Aqua Shoes Men for Women Men B-red 6f0f616 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 Water Shoes 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