Flustered by the drivel that passes for 'great' art?

Baffled about how to respond? Don't give up. Read regularly WHAT THE HECK IS ART? and fight back!

The Art Renewal Center

Lost in the gutter of Cubism, Modernism, Post-modernism, Expressionism, Dadaism and other rubbishisms? Find real art at the ARC.

False Gods

They can't draw or paint or create a half-decent artwork but are worshiped by the art establishment as Gods. We prefer to remain infidels and refuse to kowtow to the False Gods of Art.

How the culture-vultures impoverished my soul

One expects art to ennoble our souls, much like a novel by Victor Hugo or a film by Bimal Roy. Instead, stepping into a gallery is like stepping on shit -bullshit.

Critiquing the critics

We smack down these smug bastards and their idiotic art-jargonese con mucho gusto!

Featured Art Videos

'Inflammatory' artist Jon McNaughton on his anti-Obama work
Roger Scruton - Why Beauty Matters (2009) - BBC documentary

Apr 24, 2009

A display of my paintings

Is she admiring my works ? Or is she thinking -"What tosh!"? -

paintings by Gurmeet





Sickness in the Left

Pathologically minded uber-leftist and loathsome cartoonist Ted Rall is fired. Patterico has more.

A sample of a sick mind -Rall mocking widows of 9/11 terror :

Ted Rall mocks widows of 9/11 terror
Such nobility! No wonder he is a hero to the Left.

(Cross posted at Liberty News Central)

What a bloody marvelous painting, part 5


A peep at the train


art by Rudolf Swoboda
by
Rudolf Swoboda
1892


art by Rudolf Swoboda detail
Detail 1



art by Rudolf Swoboda detail
Detail 2

I discovered this lovely work and the 19th-century Austrian painter through Niall Feguson's interesting book "Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World ".

When one looks at the works produced in the nineteenth century, one cannot help but wonder -What happened? Where did all that knowledge, skill and talent vanish? How did it come to be that the Gods of the 19th century like John William Waterhouse, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and John Singer Sargent were dethroned by the preening lice of the 20th, like Picasso, Rothko and Rauschenberg.

Just compare and contrast-

Ophelia, 1889
by
John William Waterhouse
John William Waterhouse



Untitled, 1963
Oil, silkscreened ink, metal, and plastic on canvas
by
Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

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