Modern painting reached its highest point with Jackson Pollock. Maybe Marc Rothko if you would prefer. Anyway, the American Abstract Expressionist Painters of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s brought the modernist project to its logical conclusion.
What was that project? And what was the motivation for it? Well there are generally two answers. The first is found in the writings of Clement Greenberg. He argued that each art form should work within the essential vales of its…Continue
As postscripts go it isn't long; it comes in at just one and a half pages.
It tells of Andrea Feldman who left notes saying she was “heading for the Big Time”. To do this she jumped out of a fourteenth floor window clutching a Bible and a crucifix. Andrea was just one of the kids that Andy says were so special to him and his circle of friends. Her suicide is described just after Edie Sedgwick’s death, which was put down to ‘acute barbital intoxication’.
Propitiation by blood. Not a popular doctrine even among Christians. Jesus' cross as a bloody sacrifice to turn away from us the wrath of the Father. He took it unto himself upon the tree, cursed in our place. This work does the event no justice. Yet silence is no answer. Praise Him.…Continue
This image came about through pondering the Katyn massacre. http://www.katyn.org.au/ Stalin's order of March 1940 to execute by shooting some 25,700 Poles, including those found at the three sites, was also disclosed with the collapse of Soviet Power. This particular second world war slaughter of Poles is often referred to as the "Katyn…Continue