Vans Unisex Old Old B01N0QVTAM Skool Classic Skate Shoes Skool Blue/True White 6211e61




Textile
Rubber sole
Vintage artwork in a casual skate sneaker style
Signature waffle outsole for enhanced board feel
Vulcanized construction for comfort and durability

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

Vans Unisex Old Old B01N0QVTAM Skool Classic Skate Shoes Skool Blue/True White 6211e61 - 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 Vans Unisex Old Old B01N0QVTAM Skool Classic Skate Shoes Skool Blue/True White 6211e61 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Vans Unisex Old Old B01N0QVTAM Skool Classic Skate Shoes Skool Blue/True White 6211e61 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

DC Men s Heathrow Prestige Unisex Casual Skate Shoe Red/Red/Red , Lakai Griffin XLK Skate Shoe Red/Gum Suede , eS Skateboard Shoes ACCENT BLACK Black VANS MENS SK8 HI REISSUE LEATHER SHOES True White Blue Red DC Women s Midway W Skate Shoe Seafoam Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Chestnut / True White Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Alexis Rhodes Cosplay Shoes Boots Custom Made - NIKE Men s SB Check Solar Skate Shoe Black/White , Vans Authentic Blue , Vans Sk8-Hi Pro True White/Black , Etnies Mens Men s Jameson XT Skate Shoe Black/Brown , Joie Women s Diya Skate Shoe Shell Supra Scissor Skate Shoe Mahogany/White Vans VEE3NVY Unisex Authentic Shoes Midnight Navy/True White , DC Women s Trase TX Skate Shoe Purple Rain Vans Kids Authentic-K True White , Converse Men s Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox Red DC Men s Mikey Taylor Vulc Skateboarding Shoe Black/Black/Orange , NIKE Men s Dunk Low Pro Skate Shoe Black/Black/White , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Flame Black DC Rebound Boys Toddler-Youth Sneaker Black/Gum , DC Men s Pure XE Skate Shoe Black/Camo Print , adidas Men s Busenitz Vulc RX Skate Shoe Core Black/Ftwr White/Gum5 , DC Women s Trase Slip-On SE Skateboarding Shoe Silver DC Men s Pure SE Skate Shoe Black/Heather Grey Tokyo Ghoul Kaneki Ken Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Casual Shoes Sneakers Colourful 3 Choices Picture 1 , New Balance Men s Nm212cm Navy Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Madder Brown/True White Supra Titanium Skate Shoe Black-black ,
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the KENDALL + KYLIE Women s Vira Slide Sandal New Light Rust SUKEQ Unisex Slip On Barefoot Water Shoes Yoga Surf Beach Snorkeling Socks Swimming Diving Socks Swim Shoes Orange Under Armour Men s Acquisition Military and Tactical Boot Coyote Brown/Coyote Brown/Coyote Brown Belleville 600 Hot Weather Combat Sage Green , RUIYUAN Women s and Men s Quick-Dry Water Shoes Barefoot Skin Lightweight Multi-Use Athletic With Drainage Hole Black KEEN Utility Men s Braddock Low Soft Toe Cascade/Orange Ochre , Carhartt Men s Lightweight Hiker 6-inch Black FastDry Technology- Steel Toe - CMH4251 Black Mesh and Synthetic RENZER Water Shoes Lightweight Swim Skin Aqua Socks Shoes Slip-on for Beach Web-blue , Lucchese A1504.R3 Mens Black Marsh Goat Leather Cowboy Western Boots EE (Wide) - , Chippewa Original Collection Men s 6-Inch Service Utility Boot Briar Pitstop Dear Time Beach Ultralight Sandals Hollow Ventilated Non-slip Water Sports Shoes for Men Blue , Easy Works Women s Appreciate Health Care Professional Shoe Black Patent Akanu Women s Latin Dance Shoes Female s Ballroom Salsa Dance Shoes IDIFU Women s Retro Lace Up Pointed Toe Mid Calf Denim Boots With Heels Light Blue , BareTraps Womens Corrie2 Closed Toe Mid-Calf Fashion Boots Black Koolaburra by UGG Women s Victoria Tall Fashion Boot Sable , Sintiz Womens Quick-Dry Garden Clogs Shoes Comfort Walking Sandal Slippers Non-Slip Beach Shower Water Shoes Grey-2 , Nine Seven Genuine Leather Women s Pointed Toe Chunky Heel Lace Up Zip Handmade Over The Knee High Boot Black , Calvin Klein Women s Carney Over The Knee Boot Black , Summerwhisper Women s Elegant Strap Plain Round Toe Side Zipper Chunky High Heel Platform Knee High Biker Boots Shoes Beige , Shoes8teen Womens Faux Suede Loafer Smoking Shoes Flats 3 Colors 102a Red Shoes8teen Shoes 18 Womens Microsuede Ballet Flats W/PU Snakeskin Toe 5069 Tan Dr. Scholl s Shoes Women s Friendly2 Ballet Flat Black Smooth , Diadora Men s Game L Low Waxed Court Shoe White/Greener Pastures/White PUMA Womens SB Wedge Rihanna Puma Black/Puma Black/Puma Black Vans Men s Era (Canvas Chambray)chili , Beststore VAO New Hot Genuine Leather Shoes Women Butterfly-Knot Loafers Women Flats Ballet Autumn Winter Casual Flat Shoes Woman Moccasins 18 , Converse Unisex One Star CC Pro Ox Skate Shoe Deep Bordeaux/Deep , BEARPAW Women s Jolene Oxford Dove Gray Converse Kids CTAS Street-Slip-Soar-K Navy/Black , protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Vans Unisex Old Old B01N0QVTAM Skool Classic Skate Shoes Skool Blue/True White 6211e61 - 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 Vans Unisex Old Old B01N0QVTAM Skool Classic Skate Shoes Skool Blue/True White 6211e61 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 Skateboarding 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