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The Show goes on. Schnabel Walter Robinson and the end of Zombie Formalism

30 days ago   |   By Martin Mugar

It had all become a wonderfully seamless merger of theory and the art it purported to define. Modernism divided by modernism, became postmodern, became Zombie Formalism. The last remnant of self-consciousness was squeezed out. The image was often produced by machines or was so redundant of past Modernism, any notions of the authority or authenticity of the creator had exited the site of creation. Heidegger's "monstrous philosophical site" , where he crosses out Being bringing an end to ontology or at most establishing a weak ontology, had worked its way into the creative process of...
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Fuddy-Duddy art and Zombie Formalism

Fuddy-Duddy art and Zombie Formalism

30 days ago   |   By Martin Mugar

It has become current to demonize the power structure of the art scene that attracts large sums of money for Zombie formalist painting. The latest assault by Chris Wiley on “artnet” made a connection between ZF and the debt-ridden economy we live in. I have discussed this aspect of it with artists Mark Stone and Dennis Hollingsworth for some time now so that take is not new. Not bad. Five years running since I first coined the moniker that was popularized by Walter Robinson and people are still appalled. It all seems to reek of a modern flattening out of any dimensionality to the human...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Fall Landscape,Colorado Landscape, Water Reflections, Fine Art...

Fall Landscape,Colorado Landscape, Water Reflections, Fine Art Photography,“Light and Color in Love” by International Photographer Kit Hedman, Boarding House Studio Galleries, Denver

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Editing a Setup

Editing a Setup

"Harmony", 8x8" Artists are lucky. We can instantly "photo shop" anything to suit our vision as we paint. I did exactly that with the setup I was using when I painted... Read more ...

West Kowloon HSR Station Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost

West Kowloon HSR Station Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost

West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost Architect and photographer Kris Provoost recently captured new photos of Aedas and Andrew Bromberg 's West Kowloon HSR... Read more ...

Painting Installation

Painting Installation

Rarely does an artist have the chance to see exactly what happens to a piece that has been sold. So, what a delight it was for me this week to receive a photo of my "Pint of... Read more ...

Nanchang Shimao Water City Cloud Office Center / Dplus-Studio

Nanchang Shimao Water City Cloud Office Center / Dplus-Studio

Cover. Image © Fangfang Tia Architects: Dplus-Studio Location: Honggutan District, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China Lead Architects: Shou Li Design Team: Jia Li, Jiangfan Yu, Xuefeng... Read more ...

Light Industry: 1941

Light Industry: 1941

January 1941. "Textile mill working all night in Lowell, Massachusetts." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Read more ...

Journal Entry..Greek Islands..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Journal Entry..Greek Islands..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Today's journal entry is of the Greek Islands. I took a cruise around the islands with my dearest artist pals a few years ago, great fun! This image is from the island of... Read more ...

WINTER STRIKES EARLY!!

WINTER STRIKES EARLY!!

Cold temperatures and accumulating snow struck early this year. Neighborhood ponds iced over. Icicles already hanging from rooflines. What does it all portend for the coming... Read more ...

Croatia / Slovenia Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Croatia / Slovenia Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Laundry Day," Croatia ©2018 Niki Gulley6" x 8" oil painting Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek - Day 3 Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams On the third day of our Slovenia... Read more ...

Fall Landscape,Colorado Landscape, Water Reflections, Fine Art...

Fall Landscape,Colorado Landscape, Water Reflections, Fine Art Photography,“Light and Color in Love” by International Photographer Kit Hedman, Boarding House Studio Galleries, Denver

Prints are Available HERE Read more ...