judge a man

https://hyperallergic.com/524297/gauguins-predatory-colonial-gaze/ Gauguin, on the evidence of this show, was a monstrous sexual predator, a near-perfect embodiment of the malignly lubricious male gaze, a man from France who took himself off to the French colonies, and not only sexually exploited many of the women he saw there, but also did his best to exoticize them inContinue reading “judge a man”

Carlos Saladen Vargas ‘apotropaic’ (2013)

While based in Margarita Island, Venezuela, Carlos’s work embodied an evolving journey, encouraged, in large part, by being in contact with the island’s local art production and tradition (naïf art as conceived by the avant-garde at the turn of the 19th century). This led him to investigate two main lines of inquiry. The first, relatedContinue reading “Carlos Saladen Vargas ‘apotropaic’ (2013)”

social classes of the Art world

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-four-social-classes-art/amp “I didn’t need a sociology degree to know who were the generals, the majors, and the lieutenants. Norman Podhoretz, the relentless spectator of New York society, used to say that the generals stay away from those of lesser rank, for fear of being aggressed against, while lieutenants avoid their superiors, for fear of beingContinue reading “social classes of the Art world”

how to be an artist

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/jerry-saltz-how-to-be-an-artist.html These days, an artist might exhibit an all-brown painting with a long wall text informing us that the artist took the canvas to Kosovo near the site of a 1990s Serbian massacre and rubbed dirt on the canvas for two hours while blindfolded to commemorate the killing. Recently, while I was looking at boringContinue reading “how to be an artist”