Boombah Men s Color Tyrant Digital Sizes Camo B079KZ6CF4 Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Royal dd811db




Our Tryant Slide Sandals offer a firm textured EVA footbed that provides powerful arch support which is vital to after sport recovery and revitalizes the body
Fit: If you wear a half size, order the next size up. Weight: 11 oz
Adjustable forefoot strap provides easy on and off transition, with a breathable lining
High density molded rubber outsole adds everlasting durability and traction
From Boombah - the leader in performance engineered sports apparel and equipment.

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

Boombah Men s Color Tyrant Digital Sizes Camo B079KZ6CF4 Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Royal dd811db - 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 Boombah Men s Color Tyrant Digital Sizes Camo B079KZ6CF4 Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Royal dd811db be "pinned and wriggling on the wall."

And the artist was silent.

Under the Boombah Men s Color Tyrant Digital Sizes Camo B079KZ6CF4 Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Royal dd811db Usurper's rule, modern art has become like Lewis Carroll's four

RAISINGTOP Fashion Women Ladies Sandals Ankle High Heels Block Party Dress Open Toe Shoes de Mujer Dressy 3 Inch New Gold Crocs Unisex Classic Slide Sandal Candy Pink Crocs Unisex Classic Slide Sandal Black , NiNE CiF Women s Outdoor Sport Hiking Athletic Sandals Black&yellow , ECCO Men s Yucatan Sandal Black/Powder , Eclimb Men s Pull-On Water Shoes Lightweight Wading Shoes Black , Chaco Women s Zvolv X2 W Sandal Rain Josef Seibel Women s Sina 11 Fashion Sneaker Jeans , Columbia Men s Santiam 3 Strap Sport Sandal Black, Mountain Red , Teva Womens Original Universal 4th of July Sport Sandal Shoes Red / Blue , Chaco Women s Tetra Cloud Athletic Sandal Helix Gray , iLory Men s Leather Outdoor Hiking Sandals Trekking and Walking Shoes Closed-Toe Size Brown , Marc Jacobs Women s Somewhere Sport Sandal Blue/Multi Women Summer Solid Fish Mouth Sandals Girls Thick Bottom Slippers White Merrell Women s Terran Ari Backstrap Sport Sandal Paloma MT-onemix Women Men Awesome 3-in-1 Lightweight Athletic Rome Sneaker Shoes Light Green Eagsouni Unisex Men Women Casual Couples Breathable Mesh Net Cloth Slippers Beach Shoes Anti-Slip Summer Orange , ABClothing Water Shoes, Lover Match Water Shoes Barefoot Dry Aqua Shoes Us Flag NIKE Kids Kawa Slide (GS/PS) Athletic Sandal Clay Green/Barely Grey 300 , Wolky Comfort Jewel 80120 Offwhite Leather , Hafiot Mens Non Slip Garden Clogs, Kitchen Hospitcal Beach Yard Pool Shower Summer Sandals Black Green Blue 8-11 Black , Telic Unisex Slide Sandal Black , Under Armour Men s Ignite Deception V Slide Black (001)/Steel , Campus Footnotes Men s College Team Velcro Shower Sandal Slides (Pick Your Team) Kentucky , Skechers Women s on-The-Go 600-Glow Wide Sport Sandal Black/Gray , Birkenstock 310301-310301 Honey NIKE Men s Kawa Slide Athletic Sandal White/Black Lacoste Men s Fraisier BRD1 US SPM Flip Flops, Blue White , Shoe Shack Shower and Pool Sandal - Slide On Black 2 ,
branches of arithmetic: "ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

And the artist was silent.

In the Donald J Pliner Women s Amalia Slide Sandal Fawn , ATIKA Men s Sport Sandals Maya Trail Outdoor Water Shoes M110/M111 (True to Size) AT-M111-BRN , ASLISA Men Women Water Shoes Quick-Dry Swim Shoes Slip On Beach Shoes Barefoot Aqua Socks for Pool Yoga River Pink KEEN Men s Winterhaven WP-m Hiking Boot Alcatraz/Black , Irish Setter Men s Waterproof Drifter Hiking Boot Brown , Skysun Water Shoes Mens Womens Barefoot Skin Aqua Water Shoes Quick Drying for Swim,Yoga,Lake,Beach,Snorkeling,Boating,Surf Skp1001-2-be/Wt , Adidas Pretereo III Wrestling Shoe Red/Silver/White , Via Spiga Women s Devon Bootie Fashion Boot Black Leather , Riding Biker Boots w Belted Detail & Rear Corset Back Lace up Black , Carolbar Women s Plus Size Tassels Zip Rivet Vintage Low Heel Mid-Calf Boots Red , Carolbar Women s Fashion Punk Style Cosplay Buckle Lace up Platform High Chunky Heel Motorcycle Boots White Brinley Co Womens Faux Leather Regular, Wide and Extra Wide Calf Mid-Calf Round Toe Boots Brown , Ellie Shoes Women s Easy Combat Boot White Easy Soft Women s Nurse shoes 1616 (Wide) White , Baffin Men s Zone Snow Boot Black , IDIFU Women s Fashion Faux Suede Mid Chunky Heel Over Knee High Boots With Zipper Black , Pleaser Women s Illusion-3019 Over The Knee Boot White Polyurethane/Slv Chrome Jessica Simpson Womens Ference Leather Closed Toe Knee High Fashion Boots Hot Chocolate Split Suede New Balance Women s FuelCore Nergize V1 Fuel Core Cross Trainer White/White , Nike Men s Reax 8 TR Cross Trainer Anthracite/Black-military Blue , PUMA Women s ST Evo Gleam WNS Cross-Trainer Shoe Puma Black/Puma Silver , PUMA Women s Flare 2 WN s Cross-Trainer Shoe Quiet Shade-quarry-blue Atoll Stuart Weitzman Women s Corley Over The Knee Boot Londra Suede , Propét Women s Teagan Riding Boot Brown , Diadora Unisex I.C 4000 NYL II White/Tibetan Red , Ryka Women s Azure Fashion Sneaker Navy/Blue/Grey , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Goblin Blue/True White , Inornever Womens Pumps Low Heel PU Leather Mary Jane Bowtie Platform Wedding Dress Buckled Shoes Pink AvaCostume Womens Peony Embroidery Old Beijing Oxford Sole Casual Walking Shoes Red New Balance Men s Am617 black , protracted squabblings among these purveyors of taste, both form

Boombah Men s Color Tyrant Digital Sizes Camo B079KZ6CF4 Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Royal dd811db - 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 Boombah Men s Color Tyrant Digital Sizes Camo B079KZ6CF4 Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Royal dd811db 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