J. - Adams Cute Scalloped Ballet Janie Flat - Pu Classic Slip on Flat - Comfortable Closed Toe Shoes - Janie by Light Gold Pu 6ef80ea




Synthetic
Fit: Heel 0.5\". True to Size.
A CLASSIC, COOL WARDROBE STAPLE: These gorgeous pair of scalloped ballet flats is an essential addition to every modern woman?s shoe collection! Stroll, skip, and hop in comfort in these sleek shoes - a natural choice to pair any outfit. These fashionable pointed toe flats are sophisticated for the office and comfy enough to wear on the weekends. Stop them right in their tracks with our new ghillie flats!
HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: Made from superior textured manmade uppers, these ballet flats provide the perfect balance of sophistication with walking ease. Slip these on and walk any where in comfort on a cushioned high quality footbed.
COMFY ALTERNATIVE: Give your heels a break! Versatile flat shoes are a classic when it comes to styling. Stand out by rocking these cute and sexy Janie flats!
FRIEND OR FOAM: Get the best of the worlds with our upgraded foot bed! Every step you take will be on top of soft foam, maximizing your comfort to the fullest. You'll find yourself taking these shoes out of your closet every single day!

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

J. - Adams Cute Scalloped Ballet Janie Flat - Pu Classic Slip on Flat - Comfortable Closed Toe Shoes - Janie by Light Gold Pu 6ef80ea - 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 J. - Adams Cute Scalloped Ballet Janie Flat - Pu Classic Slip on Flat - Comfortable Closed Toe Shoes - Janie by Light Gold Pu 6ef80ea be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the J. - Adams Cute Scalloped Ballet Janie Flat - Pu Classic Slip on Flat - Comfortable Closed Toe Shoes - Janie by Light Gold Pu 6ef80ea Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

Mila Lady Mavis Fashion New Sparkling Embellish Glitter Slip Loafer Pointed Flat Shoes Black DREAM PAIRS Women s LILICA Mary-Jane Close Toe Stilleto Platform Heel Pump Shoes Nude Suede , French Sole FS/NY Women s Waffle Ballet Flat White/Camel , CLARKS Women s Kinzie Light Loafer Flat Navy DREAM PAIRS Women s Sole_Stretchy Fashion Elastic Ankle Straps Flats Shoes Royal Blue , Marc Joseph New York Women s Grand Street Loafer Red Grainy Me Too Women s Lightning 2 Pump Cream White Naturalizer Women s Jaye Flat Black , J. Adams Elastic Cross Strap Slip On - Comfortable Closed Toe Ballet - Low Ankle Strap Shoe - Kelli by Beige Pu , OLIVIA K Women s Pointed-Toe Flat Heel - Slip on Style Casual Comfort Ballet with Soft Suede Patent and Leather Dark Coral Patent , Allrounder by Mephisto Womens NIRO Teal Python/Open Mesh Linea Paolo Nico | Women s Pointy Toe Elasticized Leather or Suede Ballet Flat (New Spring) Camouflage Print Suede , Jessica Simpson Women s Mandalaye Ballet Flat Plumberry Velvet Dr. Scholl s Shoes Women s Friendly2 Ballet Flat Blush Microfiber Perforated Arche Women s Laius Ballet Flat Sand Bernie Mev Women s Catwalk Ballet Flat Jewels , TOMS Women s Del Rey Sneaker Navy Light Burst Earth Eclipse Distressed Leather/Pewter , Brash Women s Beth Espadrille Mule Black Fabric CLARKS Women s Sillian Bella Mary Jane Flat Sand Synthetic Nubuck , Easy Street Women s Charlize Ballet Flat Camel Zaxy Women s Start V Ballet Flat Beige/Black FSJ Women Fresh Floral Printed Flats Pumps Pointed Toe Slip On Dress Shoes for Comfort 4-15 US Yellow CLARKS Women s Keesha Luca Slip-On Loafer Black Tweed Combo , Dr. Scholl s Women s Girogie Flat Black Microsuede Marc Fisher Women s Apala Ballet Flat Black , Bella Marie BellaMarie Angie-28 Women s Classic Pointy Toe Ballet Flat Shoes Pewter , Shoes 18 New Womens Ballerina Ballet Flats Shoes Leopard & Solids 14 Colors 8500 Eggplant , Women s Chelsea Satin Ballet Flat by Dessy Wild Berry
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Chinese Laundry Women s Glow up Slide Sandal Clear Polyvinyl Chloride , Teva ALP Premier - Women Navy , SLICKKICKS Men’s & Women’s Water Shoes, Mesh Quick Drying Aqua Shoes White Earth Origins Sophie Women s Sandal Black , Bates Men s Charge-6 Emx Military and Tactical Boot Black Bates Men s Ranger II Hot Weather Composite Toe Military and Tactical Boot Sage , Laredo Men s Tallahassee Western Boot Black Mens Women Summer Water Shoes Footwear Quick Dry Aqua Sport Yoga Socks Barefoot Shoes House Slippers For Beach Swim Surf Fitness Driving Watermelon Red Very Fine Dance Shoes 2707 (Competition Grade) 2.5" Heel Easy Works Women s Appreciate Health Care Professional Shoe Beige Leopard , ~50 Shades Of Bronze Dance Dress Shoes Collection, Comfort Evening Wedding Pumps: Women Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party (2.5" & 3" Heels) Party Party 2829LEDSS Comfort Evening Dress Pump Sandals, Women Ballroom Dance Shoes (2.75", 3" & 3.5" High Heels) Kamik Women s Pepper Boot Black , Easy Street Women s Jan Plus Harness Boot Tan , KAMIK WOMEN S WATERPROOF JENNIFER RAIN BOOTS Charcoal Columbia Men s Bugaboot Plus III OH Wide Cold Weather Boot Black/Charcoal-wide , MIA Women s Alma Clog Black , FSJ Women Fashion Mid High Heels Sandals Suede Slip on Open Toe Mules Sexy Slide Shoes Size 4-15 US Red-7 Cm , Easy Street Women s Miller Mule Navy Inov-8 Women s F-Lite 195 CL (W) Cross Trainer Blue/Pink , Fidji Women s L749 Equestrian Boot Ele Bordo SoftWalk Women s Hollywood Winter Boot Brown Coach Womens Caroline Leather Closed Toe Mid-Calf Riding Boots Dark Saddle Narrow Semi Matte Calf , Jiu du Women s Rivets Studded Flats Shoe Slip On Pointed Toe Wedding Dress Shoes White Apricot Patent Pu New Balance Men s 574 SL Golf Shoe White/Navy , Karen Scott Womens Clancy Square Toe Classic Pumps Navy Riverberry Women s Ella Basic Closed Pointed Toe Ballet Flat Slip On Shoe Blue Pu Diadora Mens Kuruka 2 Directoire Blue/Estate Blue , Merrell Mens Moab 2 E-Mesh Slate DC Men s Reprieve SE Skate Shoe Black/Yellow , protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

J. - Adams Cute Scalloped Ballet Janie Flat - Pu Classic Slip on Flat - Comfortable Closed Toe Shoes - Janie by Light Gold Pu 6ef80ea - 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 J. - Adams Cute Scalloped Ballet Janie Flat - Pu Classic Slip on Flat - Comfortable Closed Toe Shoes - Janie by Light Gold Pu 6ef80ea 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 Flats 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