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Making a Case for Making a Case against the NEA

“Water can carry the boat; water can also overturn it.” – Xunzi, third century BC Confucian philosopher.

Like ouroboros and Escher’s staircase, Finnegans Wake, … 745 more words

Art Controversies

The Length of a Piece of String

I am a bit worried about what I am writing at the moment.  People see me spend long stretches working, and ask me in a roundabout way actually I am working on, and I don’t really want to say.  497 more words


Popcorn and Cat Memes and the Passing of Time

Its good to begin with a joke or a parable. I don’t like gimmicks, but I got two little stories.

This is one I heard today while listening to a website called… 929 more words


Revision of Critical Essay

I revised the critical essay and the final version for assessment is attached.

My key revisions were

(a) adding a reference to Berger & Sontag (1983) To tell a story to elucidate one underpinning concept of the relational dynamic between author-subject/object-viewer… 79 more words

Notes (reading And Others)

A Toast! The Problem of Prokofiev's Soviet Cantatas

“It’s too bad it’s very good music!” – Valery Gergiev on one of Prokofiev’s several Soviet “patriotic cantatas.”’

Of the artistic examples influenced by objectionable patronage referenced in my first blog entry, Prokofiev’s… 404 more words

Art Controversies

On Inveterates and Invertebrates: Carl Orff's "Ein Sommernachtstraum"

If you’re sitting as much on the edge of your seat reading this as I am writing it, you too must have a cat who’s annexed his fair share of your chair.  268 more words

Art Controversies

"Exegi monumentum aere perennius." Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, and the Emperor Trajan

March 19, 2018

After having applied my mind with more than ordinary attention to my cat, it has become clear that he didn’t understand several of the references in my last post. 272 more words

Politics And Art