Dr. Martens Unisex 1460 19037 Martens 8-Tie Lace-Up Boot Unisex Cherry Red 9913060




Leather
Imported
All-over printed graphic mimics the effect of an artist in the studio spilling paint
Premium leather upper
Classic 8-eye fastening
Ultra comfortable AirWair sole
This is a Goodyear-welted product

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

Dr. Martens Unisex 1460 19037 Martens 8-Tie Lace-Up Boot Unisex Cherry Red 9913060 - 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 Dr. Martens Unisex 1460 19037 Martens 8-Tie Lace-Up Boot Unisex Cherry Red 9913060 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Dr. Martens Unisex 1460 19037 Martens 8-Tie Lace-Up Boot Unisex Cherry Red 9913060 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

Teva Women s W nopal Waterproof Snow Boot Brown Womens 28-MUDD70 Round Toe Flat Knee High Boot Shoes Black , Bandolino Women s Bellow Fashion Boot Black Harley-Davidson Women s Nathalie Boot Black , Seychelles Women s Castanets Motorcycle Boot Sand Suede , Junk Gypsy Western Boots Womens Spitfire Leather Fringe JG0007H Black Tan , Womens Rubber Sole Deep Tread Winter Fold Down Snow Rain Boots Gray , Merrell Women s Murren Mid Waterproof-W Snow Boot Pewter , Dingo Women s Olivia Slouch Boot Black Ariat Women s Chute Out Work Boot, Chocolate Hippo Print, 10 B US Chocolate Hippo Print , SheSole Women s Cowboy Cowgirl Western Pointed Toe Boots Black MuckBoots Women s Ryder Mid Boot Black , Carolbar Women s Lace up Fashion Winter Faux Fur Elegance Warm Wedge Heel Snow Boots Black NCAA TCU Horned Frogs Women s 10-Inch Gameday Boots Black , FLY London Women s Yock062fly Mid Calf Boot Cordoba Red Mousse Adtec Women s 10" Three Buckle Boot Black Work Boot Black , CLARKS Womens Glick Elmfield Faux Fur Closed Toe Mid-Calf Fashion Boots Tan Cow Full Grain Leather/suede Combination SoftWalk Women s Rock Creek Boot Dark Grey , Blazin Roxx Women s Roxy Snip Toe Rain Boots, Rubber Multicolored , Sperry Top-Sider Women s Saltwater Wedge Tide Rain Boot Spray Ivory Dolce Vita Women s Union Fashion Boot Mocha Leather , ECCO Women s Trace Tie Hydromax Snow Boot Birch 17KM Womens Black Short Anti Slip Rain Boots Mid-Calf Waterproof Rubber Rain Shoes Navy Bogs Women s Sidney Plaid Waterproof Insulated Boot Chocolate Multi Chinese Laundry Women s Cool Kid Boot Black Leather , Western Chief Women s Plush Slipper Winter Boot Pawnee Black , IDIFU Women s Warm Lace Up Round Toe High Wedged Heels Inside Mid Calf Martin Boots Black DADAWEN Women s Winter Waterproof Fur Lined Frosty Snow Boots Gray Kenneth Cole REACTION Women s Lady Sway Boot Natural ,
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Sports Sandals Men Breathable Leather Outdoor Leisure Non-Slip Beach Shoes Slippers Hiking Fisherman Brown JSport by Jambu Women s Mermaid Too-Water Ready Sport Sandal Black/Navy MEWOOCUE Sport Water Shoes Barefoot Quick-Dry Aqua Socks Beach Swim Surf Yoga Skin Shoes for Men Women Black , URBANFIND Men s Classic Thong Sandals Beach Flip-Flop Slippers Brown OUYAJI Mens Womens Comfortable Water Shoes Barefoot Quick Dry Beach Playing Boating Underwater Swimming Yoga Shoes Grey Black , Rocky Men s 6 Inch Professional Dress 500-8 Work Boot Black , Twisted X Men s Lite Cowboy Work Boot Alloy Toe - Mlca001 Taupe/Bomber , Wolverine Men s Marauder Steel Toed Boots Brown Laredo Men s Breakout Western Boot Rust Aqua Water Sports Socks Skin Shoes For Beach Fitness Yoga Scuba Running Gym Green , Minishion Womens Kitten Heel Satin Evening Party Bridal Wedding Mary Jane Shoes , Fresko Men s and Women s Water Shoes Dark Grey/Fuchsia , Cherokee Women s Truelove Work Shoe White Party Party Velvet Evening Dress Pump Collections, Comfort Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes, Medium Heel, Tango, Smooth, Standard , Qupid Women s Neo 152X Riding Boot Cognac Polyurethane Skechers BOBS From Women s BOBS Alpine Black Diamond Cozy Slipper Chestnut , ILSE JACOBSEN Women s Rub 2 Rain Boot Black , DbDk FG63 Women Leatherette Knee High Buckled Riding Boot Cognac Trotters Women s Americana Flat Navy CLARKS Women s Jocolin Vista Boat Shoe Off White Perforated Textile Trotters Women s Arnello Ballet Flat Dark Red/Black Vince Camuto Women s Prilla Ballet Flat Black ASICS Women s Gel-Lyte V Fashion Sneaker Moonbeam/Light Grey , Women s SAS, Liberty Lace up Shoes BLACK Black , Tamaris Women s Phanie Oxford Black Patent Native Unisex Apollo Moc Fashion Sneaker. Pigeon Grey/Shell White Vans Authentic Lo Pro Mesh Canvas Skateboarding Shoe White / Marshmallow , Re:ZERO Starting Life in Another World Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Sneakers Black/White 2 White 6 , Noragami YATO Yukine Shoes Cosplay Canvas Shoes Sneakers Black/White White 2 , Fairy Tail Anime Logo Canvas Shoes Cosplay Shoes Sneakers Black/ White White 2 , protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Dr. Martens Unisex 1460 19037 Martens 8-Tie Lace-Up Boot Unisex Cherry Red 9913060 - 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 Dr. Martens Unisex 1460 19037 Martens 8-Tie Lace-Up Boot Unisex Cherry Red 9913060 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