Mofri Women Hidden s Adorable Wedge Faux Suede Rhinestone Round Toe B078WT5JC9 Low Hidden Wedge Heel Pull on Slouchy Mid Calf Boots Burgandy 4f4bc53




microsuede
Synthetic sole
Shaft measures approximately 6.3\" from arch
Heel measures approximately 1.2 inches; Opening circumference measures approximately 13.4 inches; Shaft measures approximately 6.3 inches
STYLISH AND COMFY SLOUCH MID-CALF BOOTS WITH HIDDEN HEEL: The inivsible heel raises your height and giving the shoes a chunky shape that is reflection of the latest trends
UNIQUE DESIGN FOR OUTSTANDING APPEARANCE: Plain rounded toe, simple, yet subtly detailed, are ideal for wearing out in office in the day time or at night to the bar or to the club
PERFECT FOR EVERY OUTFIT: With the shoes, you can put a perfect finish on any outfit for casual, party, work, date, wedding, cocktail, nightclub, homecoming or other special occasions
ULTRA COMFY AND SLIP RESISTANT: Ultra-soft, comfortable lining, cushioned footbed, durable and slip-resistant mammade outsole for all day comfort walking

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

Mofri Women Hidden s Adorable Wedge Faux Suede Rhinestone Round Toe B078WT5JC9 Low Hidden Wedge Heel Pull on Slouchy Mid Calf Boots Burgandy 4f4bc53 - 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 Mofri Women Hidden s Adorable Wedge Faux Suede Rhinestone Round Toe B078WT5JC9 Low Hidden Wedge Heel Pull on Slouchy Mid Calf Boots Burgandy 4f4bc53 be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Mofri Women Hidden s Adorable Wedge Faux Suede Rhinestone Round Toe B078WT5JC9 Low Hidden Wedge Heel Pull on Slouchy Mid Calf Boots Burgandy 4f4bc53 Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

Soda Women s Oralee Lace-up Combat Folded Cuff Riding Mid-Calf Boots Soda Brown , Trotters Women s Blizzard III Snow Boot Black Box Tony Lama Boots Women s Tuscan Goat TC1001L Western Boot Tan , Brinley Co Womens Buckle Tall Faux Leather Boots Brown ONCAI Women s Mid Calf Indoor Woolen Yarn Slipper Boots Black Dolce Vita Women s MIA Boot Black , Blossom Women Mid Calf Faux Fur Boots 15chestnut SOREL Women s 1964 Premium CVS Mid Calf Boot Candy Apple, Red Element , AOJIAN Women s Boots Winter Boots Warm Mid Calf Boots Warm Winter Shoes Brown , Merrell Women s Polarand Rove Peak Waterproof Winter Boot Boulder , CAPE ROBBIN Womens Round Toe Spike Studded Trim Chunky High Heel Ankle Booties Boot Black Lacrosse Women s Grange 14" Navy Rain Boot Navy Brinley Co Women s Brinley-02wc Slouch Boot Brown Wide Calf MuckBoots Women s Hale Plaid Boot Navy Snowflake , SOREL Women s Winter Carnival Snow Boot Aviation, Black , RAZAMAZA Women Flat Boots Pull On Beige , Stetson Women s 12-Inch Classic Lady Snip-Toe Riding Boot Tan , Lucchese Bootmaker Women s Beatrice Western Boot Red , Wild Diva Womens Round Toe Lace Up Stud Mid Calf Military Combat Riding Boot Brown , G4U Women s Rain Boots Multiple Styles Color Mid Calf Wellies Buckle Fashion Rubber Knee High Snow Shoes Black/White Puppies , Stuart Weitzman Women s Spartan Mid Calf Boot Black CAPE ROBBIN Womens Peep Toe Chunky Heel Black Holographic Sequin Tall Ankle Booties Boot Blue , ECCO Footwear Women’s Touch 55 Tall Buckle Boot Coffee , White Mountain Women s Tivia Snow Boot Cognac Blowfish Women s Dahl Harness Boot Chocolate Saddle Rock/Dyecut Pu , Kmeioo Knee High Boots, Women s Stretch Suede Over The Knee Boots Round Toe Flat Heel Tall Boots Wine Red-3cm , LaCrosse Women s Alpha Thermal Work Boot Black/Pink Nanette Nanette Lepore Womens Linette Black Heavy Lace Pleaser Women s FLAM1020/B/M Boot Black Patent/Black
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the KEEN Women s Venice H2 Sandal Raven/Rose Dawn , Via Spiga Women s Porter Slide Sandal Bone Leather , Dolce Vita Women s Haviva Slide Sandal Black Fabric SITAILE Water Shoes, Mens Women s Quick Dry Water Swimming Shoes Aqua Socks for Beach Swim Surfing Yoga Exercise Pure Green KEEN Men s Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Black Olive/Yellow , FELOVE Water Shoes,Beach Surf Diving Swim Barefoot Shoes,Snug & Comfortable Home Slipper Yoga Socks for Men&Women Blue Camo , 50 Shades Of Black Dance Shoes Collection I, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theater Art by Party Party (2.5" & 3" Heels) , Kevin Fashion KQJ7080 Women s Low Heel Glitter Latin Salsa Tango Wedding Sandals , EQUICK Ballet Shoes Girls /Women s Canvas Ballet Slippers Dance Shoes (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid/Women) , Danner Men s Vital Hunting Shoes Brown Gold Pigeon Shoes 50 Shades Of Closed Toe~ Dance Dress Shoes Collection (Low, Mid & High Heel), Evening Wedding Pumps: Women Ballroom, Tango, Smooth, Standard, Tango, Theather Art by Party Party Christian Siriano for Payless Women s Reece Bow Mule Blacksuede , The North Face Women s Shellista II Tall Boot Weimaraner Brown/Dove Grey Giorgio Brutini Men s Pointed-Toe Dress Boot Navy L&M LM Men s Winter Snow Boots Waterproof Insulated 1001 Brown 1001 Korkers Greenback Wading Boot with Kling-On & Studded Kling-On Soles Black Woolrich Women s Miss Lucy Mule Straw Leather , Vince Camuto Womens Bemia Open Toe Criss-Cross Slide Sandals Chambray IDIFU Women s Comfy Low Chunky Heel Round Toe Faux Suede Over Knee High Boots With Side Zipper Apricot , Chooka Women s Tall Memory Foam Rain Boot Dot Blanc Black , Alfani Courtnee Women s Boots Cognac , Skechers Men s Go Elite 3 LX Wide Golf Shoe Stone , shoewhatever Women s Buckle Sweater Knee High Boots Tansuede LifeStride Women s Realize 2 Ballet Flat Taupe Wilson Rush Pro 2.5 Womens Tennis Shoe Purple K-Swiss Men s Hypercourt Express White/Highrise , Element Preston Shoe Black/Black , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High (Andy Warhol) Converse White/Casino/Vision Blue Vans VEE3NVY Unisex Authentic Shoes (Light Gum) Black , Vans Authentic White/True White , protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Mofri Women Hidden s Adorable Wedge Faux Suede Rhinestone Round Toe B078WT5JC9 Low Hidden Wedge Heel Pull on Slouchy Mid Calf Boots Burgandy 4f4bc53 - 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 Mofri Women Hidden s Adorable Wedge Faux Suede Rhinestone Round Toe B078WT5JC9 Low Hidden Wedge Heel Pull on Slouchy Mid Calf Boots Burgandy 4f4bc53 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