Gold Pigeon 20000 Shoes GP9149 Durable Outdoor Water Sports for B009VAOYJ8 Sandal with Easy Snap Lock Closure for Men Women Kids 9118 Black Purple dfe170a




fabric-and-synthetic
Imported
Rubber sole
**SNAP LOCK closure: Stainless steel coated magnetic buckle for easy On/Off, secured closure, rustproof
**3 adjustable straps for perfect fit & comfort. **Convertible back straps to wear as slide sandals
**Shock-absorbing sole provides cushioning & flexibility. **Very slip-resistant wet or dry. **Textured insole provides extra grip preventing the feet from slipping when wet.
**Waterproof. **Machine washable. **BPA free.
**Easy exchange with free shipping both ways (size/color/styles/defective). **Half size up is recommended for wide feet. **Shoes will be shipped without box.

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

Gold Pigeon 20000 Shoes GP9149 Durable Outdoor Water Sports for B009VAOYJ8 Sandal with Easy Snap Lock Closure for Men Women Kids 9118 Black Purple dfe170a - 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 Gold Pigeon 20000 Shoes GP9149 Durable Outdoor Water Sports for B009VAOYJ8 Sandal with Easy Snap Lock Closure for Men Women Kids 9118 Black Purple dfe170a be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Gold Pigeon 20000 Shoes GP9149 Durable Outdoor Water Sports for B009VAOYJ8 Sandal with Easy Snap Lock Closure for Men Women Kids 9118 Black Purple dfe170a Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

Teva Mens Men s M Original Universal Premier Sport Sandal Beach Break Navy , Skechers Women s Reggae - Rockfest Sandal Chocolate Clorts Men s Closed-Toe Hiking Sandal Outdoor Sport Fisherman Athletic Water Sandal SD206 Green , NIKE Men s Jordan Hydro 5 Sandal White/Black/Metallic Gold Summer Sandals, Inkach Women Flat Shoes Elasticity Bohemia Sandals Peep-Toe Outdoor Shoes Red ECCO Women s Offroad Lite Sandal Mauve/Black Teva Women s Original Sandal Black ECCO Women s Yucatan Sandal Black Zaxy Women s Life Slide Flip Flops Blue KEEN Women s Newport Hydro-W Sandal Steel Grey/Blue Turquoise URBANFIND Men s Summer Sandals Outdoor & Indoor Flip-Flops Beach Shower Slippers Blue Style 3 Under Armour Kids Womens UA Marbella V T (Little Kid/Big Kid) Black (006)/Sirens Coral Merrell Women s Hollyleaf Sandal Bracken Inverlee Women Rainbow Summer Non-Slip Sandals Female Beach Slippers Black , New Balance Men s Cush+ Slide Sandal Black/Grey , adidas outdoor Men s Terrex Climacool Voyager Water Shoe Grey/Black/White , Teva Women s Original Sandal Malena Fade Dark Purple/Multi , OluKai Womens Silver/Black Kulapa Kai Sandal - 6 B(M) US - , RAISINGTOP 2018 Men Women Unisex Clogs Classic Casual Shoes Couple Beach Sandals Flip Flops Shoes Indoor and Outdoor Blue , Phefee Mens Slide Sandals Anti-Slip Lightweight Bathroom Shower Slipper (Size 6-14) Red Inkach Women Flat Sandals - Bohemian Beaded String Summer Sandals - Ankle Wrap Heel Shoes Flip Flops White , adidas outdoor Men s Terrex Climacool Voyager Water Shoe Clear Onix/Clear Grey/Energy Green , Boombah Men s Tyrant Slide Sandals - 32 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Orange , Rider Men s Next-81548 Thong Sandal Yellow/Black Chaco Women s Z Eddy X1 Sport Sandal Cipher Gold Chaco Men s Zvolv Sport Sandal Garden Green , Mens Flip Flops For Summer, Anshinto Men Summer Flip Flops Shoes Sandals Male Slipper Flip-flops Khaki Jordan Nike Men s Hydro 6 Sandal White/Pure Platinum/Pure Platinum Inkach Women Flat Sandals - Ladies Fashion Summer Casual Platform Sandals Shoes Beach Slippers Black ,
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Naturalizer Women s Sloan Slide Sandal Gunmetal OluKai Kulapa Kai Guava Jelly/Black KEEN Utility Mt Vernon 6" Waterproof (Steel Toe), Men s Work Boot Black HUMTTO Men s Upstream Shoes Outdoor Trekking Wading Women Aqua Shoes Mesh Quick-Drying Sneakers 1605 Black SEAKICKS Water Shoes Mens and Womens Barefoot Aqua Water Shoes Socks Green LOUECHY Men s and Women s Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes Slip-on Black RENZER Water Shoes Lightweight Swim Skin Aqua Socks Shoes Slip-on for Beach Web-blue Bundle- 4 items - Very Fine Mens Womens Unisex Practice Dance Sneaker Split Sole VFSN012 Pouch Bag Sachet 50 Shades Of Red Dance Dress Shoes:Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) , Misu Women s Closed Toe Suede Sole Latin Salsa Tango Practice Ballroom Dance Shoes With 2.2" Heel Salabobo 2046-17 Womens Comfort Bride Bridesmaid Party Prom Wedding Dress Work Comfort Flats Pointed Toe Lace Pumps , Alegria Women s Kayla Clog Flora Fiesta , Gracosy Snow Velvet Boots,British Style Winter Super Warm Suede Flat Platform Snow Boot for Men & Women Blue , Memorygou Womens Ankle Boots Warm Fur Lining Waterproof Outdoor Slip-On Winter Snow Booties Black , Vionic Women s Wise Hadley Black Yoki Women s Anora Fashion Boot Bordeaux Ryka Women s Studio D Training Shoe Cool Mist Grey/Frost Grey/Ryka Pink/Hot Pink , FitFlop Womens Superskate Slip-on Velvet Midnight Navy , Franco Sarto Women s Katie Over The Knee Boot Black , Skechers Sport Women s Burst Divergent Demi Boot Sneaker Gray/Aqua , Katy Perry Women s The Kyra Ballet Flat Champagne , RF ROOM OF FASHION Mary Jane Ballet Flats - Stylish and Comfortable Ballerina Style Flat Shoes - Women s Mary Janes with a Low Heel and Bow Back Straps - Dress up Or Down - Slip-on Nude , FitFlop Women s Leather Superballerina Ballet Flat Silver , Diadora Men s B. Original Sneaker Green Olivina , ASICS Men s Gel-Game 6 Tennis Shoe White/Silver Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas Low Top Sneaker White Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Black/Blanc De Blanc , Reebok Womens Black Leather Athletic Oxford TYAK Composite Toe Black , Vans Unisex Era 59 Skate Shoes Dress Blues/Stripe Denim , Emerica Men s Empire G6 Skateboarding Shoe Black/White protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Gold Pigeon 20000 Shoes GP9149 Durable Outdoor Water Sports for B009VAOYJ8 Sandal with Easy Snap Lock Closure for Men Women Kids 9118 Black Purple dfe170a - 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 Gold Pigeon 20000 Shoes GP9149 Durable Outdoor Water Sports for B009VAOYJ8 Sandal with Easy Snap Lock Closure for Men Women Kids 9118 Black Purple dfe170a 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 Sport Sandals & Slides 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