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Category Archives: Art
Memes: The Alt Right’s Art-Form
I have a new piece up at VDARE that touches upon the Alt Right’s use of memes as a form of art.
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Kehinde Wiley’s Favored Symbols
Kehinde Wiley, the flamboyantly gay, Afrocentric ‘artist’ who delivered the hilariously awful Obama portrait, inserts sperm imagery into his paintings. See the right side of Obama’s temple, in what looks like a vein. From a Quartz piece on another Wiley painting: … Continue reading
Anti-White Animus in Kehinde Wiley’s Art
Anti-white animus in Obama portrait artist Kehinde Wiley’s past work will become something of a scandal in the coming days.
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UC Irvine Exhibit: “Carl Schmitt, You and Me”
From OC Weekly, an ‘art exhibit’ that seeks to simultaneously discuss Carl Schmitt’s political philosophy, visually present the horrors of gun ownership, all while stylistically making fun of some MAGA white men who own a gun store in Maine: Stepping … Continue reading
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Goya – Witches’ Sabbath or The Great He-Goat (1821–1823)
Witches’ Sabbath or The Great He-Goat (1821–1823) is one of Goya’s Black Paintings, currently housed in Madrid’s Museo del Prado, the most beautiful museum I have ever been to. To see this painting, with Saturn Devouring His Son close to it, was thrilling. The … Continue reading
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Alexander Adams’ critique of the Tate Museum, a preeminent modern and contemporary art museum in the U.K., is a useful example of how the elite class’s continuous, P.C., virtue signaling is leading to an aesthetics that is ever more removed … Continue reading
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Jim Carrey – I Needed Color
To think that he only started painting 6 years ago is rather incredible. Jim Carrey: I Needed Color from SGG on Vimeo.
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The Diminishing Relevance of the Art World
In WaPo, Tom Rachman, who himself despises Trump, asks “How can the art world resist Trump? Probably not very well.” What is the problem? Political correctness and conformity of thought within the world of elite artists: Right-wing commentators have spent … Continue reading
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I was struck by this painting’s photographic quality and it’s behind-the-event perspective. Antonio Ciseri‘s Ecce homo! (Behold the man!), painted in 1871, is one of the more original depictions of standard Christian iconography.
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Mark Rothko’s Jewish Mysticism
From his review of Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel by Annie Cohen-Solal, Philip Hensher writes: One of the curiosities of western art is that, until the 20th century, few visual artists were of Jewish ancestry. With odd … Continue reading