Tuesday, December 18, 2012


My brother recently sent me the above photos of a painting (and the "sitter") that was recently described as "awesome" by Facebook friends.  I really must assume that such friends are either blind,  excessively kind,  compulsive liars,  or completely art illiterate.  I'm going for the latter,  as it seems that  a vast number of people prefer their "art"  without emotional resonance, cultural reference points,  poetic ambiguity,  political viewpoint,  conceptual grounding,  or even technical prowess. If this was the visual rumbling of the naive or the insane,  I'd as least "enjoy" it for the qualities inherent in that mindset,  but alas,  that is probably not the case.

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