DAILY ART FIX: AN ART EDUCATION IN POSTMODERN TACTICS

In August, I became a contributor to The Masculinist, a website exploring men, faith, and culture.

From August 20, 2021: AN ART EDUCATION IN POSTMODERN TACTICS

Cindy Sherman "Untitled Film Still #84" Photograph [Fair Use] Wikiart

Cindy Sherman “Untitled Film Still #84” Photograph [Fair Use] Wikiart

There’s a common denominator to many of the problems our culture is undergoing. There has been a top down effort to drag society away from reality, and a mighty attempt to break the logical sequence of cause and effect. Based on administrative class manipulations, a politically driven preprogrammed narrative is supposed to overrule real life experiences, and all outcomes are to be filtered through ideological interpretation. We aren’t individuals with agency; we are divided into collective identities in conflict.  We’ve come to call this methodical corruption Postmodernism.

I have been aware of the Postmodern plot more than most because I first encountered this toxic mindset in a visual form, when I was an art student in the 1980s. Art is a leading indicator of social change, and over the decades since I’ve witnessed the distorted thinking I first encountered in the studio spread throughout society.

My Postmodern education started with a photographer: Cindy Sherman (b January 19, 1954). This internationally renowned artist was all the rage in the Virginia Commonwealth University art department. Students raved about her brave feminist stances, her creativity, her fiery social critiques.,,

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DAILY ART FIX: IMMERSED IN VAN GOGH

In August, I became a contributor to The Masculinist, a website exploring men, faith, and culture.

From August 19, 2021: IMMERSED IN VAN GOGH

Vincent van Gogh “Irises”

…My social media has been inundated with ads for an immersive Van Gogh exhibit. It seems there are several traveling shows going on now doing similar things. Digital technology will fill auditorium spaces with Vincent’s imagery, using trillions of pixels to make the pictures swirl around the viewer in 360-degree splendor.

I bet it’s entertaining and beautiful. But I can’t help but feel it has nothing to do with what real art makes you experience – especially the art of a master like Vincent….

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DAILY ART FIX: THERE’S NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT THESE PAINTED COMICS

In August 2021, I became a contributor to The Masculinist, a website exploring men, faith, and culture.

From August 9, 2021: THERE’S NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT THESE PAINTED COMICS

Okay Hot-Shot, Okay!, 1963

Roy Lichtenstein “Okay Hot Shot, Okay” 1963 80” x 68” Photograph [Fair Use] Wikiart

I was a huge fan of the comic Calvin and Hobbes back in the day. As an artist, I especially enjoyed the commentary creator Bill Watterson periodically injected about art world pretensions.

In one example, the boy and his tiger exchange a dialogue describing different assumptions about art. Acting as a mouthpiece for creative class attitudes, Calvin describes a painting on a wall as moving, enriching, and sublime high art. He then looks at a newspaper comic, which he states are juvenile, commercial hack work – low art.

However, in the next frame Calvin contemplates a painting of a comic strip panel; this, he asserts, is sophisticated, ironic, and philosophical high art.

When Hobbes inquires what a cartoon of a painting of a comic strip would be, Calvin defaults back to claiming it is sophomoric, sterile low art.

This is a comic strip as a Mobius strip, a perfect little meta-package. It’s more effective, insightful, and telling than a whole museum-load of what passes for art these days.

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DAILY ART FIX: Empire Follows Art

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From August 3, 2021: Empire Follows Art

William Blake “Job’s Evil Dream”

William Blake “Job’s Evil Dream” Photograph: [Public Domain] Wikimedia Commons

If anyone had been paying attention to how badly elitist mismanagement was damaging art for the last hundred years or so, we might have been better prepared to counter all the other forms of carnage they are now unleashing. What they did to the art world has become their default operating system across the board.

“Empire follows art and not vice versa,” warned the great English artist William Blake. Think of empire in this context not as a geographical entity, but more as the various ideas and modes unified under a belief system, so ingrained we largely aren’t even aware of it.

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