Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797)

I do not know how it is, tho’ I am ingaged in portraits… I find myself continually stealing off, and getting to landscapes.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Perezoso said...

Painting, whether old master or modern, moves us not. Why? Is there some pictures you could show us that would function in some precise manner, knock us down, clean out the cobwebs, in short, rock our f-n world? Ich denke nicht. Show us, Fort Kant. Name the great painterly visionary who, like, saw. I see not, except for a few memory images---probably more landscapes than non-landscapes. Edward Hopper? French artists don't make it for me. Some drawings by Grosz: but then that's considered cartooning to most fine arts people, most likely. Van Gogh is ugly. Rembrandt: ugliness, but done very well. Surrealism seems silly, especially in light of great wars. Painters should start with catacomb studies.................

9/17/2007 5:43 PM  
Anonymous perezoso said...

So, like some neo-Tamerlane reaches Roma, and his hordes loot the Vatican and toss "the School of Athens" on the bonfire, along with a bunch of other wop mahsterpieces, what then?

('Scuzi shitty editing.)

9/17/2007 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Capezzuto said...

“There are no boring subjects, only disinterested minds.”
-G.K. Chesterton

9/18/2007 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Perezoso said...

Plato says otherwise, and most likely somewhere applauds when some muslim zealots blast an Aphrodite or Sphinx with cannonshells...............

9/25/2007 2:30 PM  

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