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

Dec 31, 2010

Scott Burdick on the banishment of beauty

Scott Burdick is among the artists whose work I admire a lot. He is, to put it politely, bloody marvelous-



painting by scott burdick

Tanzania Africa 
oil
30" by 30"
  by
Scott Burdick


 


Now, in a series of videos, Burdick says a lot of the things we have said at this blog and some that we would have liked to. Don't miss this 4 part video series:



Beauty Part1








Beauty Part2







Beauty Part3








Beauty Part4

Dec 24, 2010

Best contemporary painters of nudes, part 3 -Jeremy Lipking


Grey Nude







Seated Nude



A detail-





and another-










Reclining Nude Figure







Morning Light



Lipking's site.

Ayn Rand while commuting

I suppose we have all seen this while commuting- at least those who travel with the hoi polloi -someone reading a Rand book, often the Fountainhead:


Reading Ayn Rand

On a couple of occasions I have seen dullish looking housewife types in traditional sarees poring over the Fountainhead and wondered if they were 'getting it'. I'm glad if they 'got' even one percent. Who knows what personal awakening that bit might produce.




Cross posted at Ayn Rand India

Dec 21, 2010

The Book Art of Gurmeet 2011 Calendar!

After The Art of Gurmeet fineart Calendar 2011, now it is the turn of :


The Book Art of Gurmeet 
2011 Calendar


in ready to print format.

cover

February

August

November









































Free to use and distribute for non-commercial purposes.

Download it from here or here.

Dec 20, 2010

Art du jour


A painting of Krishna by B.G.Sharma

Art of Gurmeet 2011 calendar!

The  
Art of Gurmeet 
2011 calendar 
is here!


cover
January


March
October













































Free to use and distribute for non-commercial purposes.

It is in ready to print format.
Just download it from here.

Dec 10, 2010

India in comics,part 1 -Tintin in Tibet

Tintin comes to India with his good friend Captain Haddock in transit to Nepal in the book Tintin in Tibet.
(click on the images for a larger version)


Tintin in Tibet


Tintin in Tibet, cover


They has just a few hours to catch the vistas of Delhi but that is enough for the Captain to get into a mess or two-


Tintin in Tibet, pg6


Tintin in Tibet
Tintin in Tibet, pg7


Tintin in Tibet
Tintin in Tibet, pg8





Tintin in Tibet, pg 9

Dec 5, 2010

Anish Kapoor fries brains

Once we had the genius of Michelangelo-




Then we came down a bit to Rodin. No Michelangelo but he made us think -





Now we have the monstrous idiocies of Anish Kapoor-






For some reason he is back in India and the various intellectual/media asses elites are falling all over to applaud him. What is it about modernist 'art' that freezes all brain activity in otherwise 'normal' people, especially educated elites? Do they not have eyes? Can't they see that Anish Kapoor has no more artistic talent than my pet snail and probably less? What are the mysterious rays that Kapoor and his ilk are giving off that completely fries obsevers' brains? Or are the brains toast already and ready to take the mouldy cheese of Kapoors 'art'?

Is it too much to expect just a bit -a tiny, itsy-bitsy bit of sanity from these people?

Dec 2, 2010

The new look Liberty News Central

The new look Liberty News Central blog is here.

the new Liberty News Central


Loads much faster,is cleaner and intends to be meaner and tougher to freedom's enemies(who, like Reds under the bed, are everywhere).

Do check it out and may your kind soul make you hit the tip jar in this season of generosity. Just a dollar will do to help fight for liberty although we won't refuse more.

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