Art and Craft

Art and Craft

Brian Neimeier discusses how actual art lasts [https://www.brianniemeier.com/2020/10/art-lasts.html] - and that craft, such as carpentry and plumbing, is, indeed, art. > The ancient Romans had a saying, Ars longa, vita brevis. Moderns take it to mean that life is short, but works of art last. We post-Renaissance types get the, "Life is short," part right. But ancients and Medievals didn't restrict the meaning of ars to "fine art". For them, it could apply to any craft. The equivalent Greek wo…

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Moritz von Schwind

Moritz von Schwind

A bit of art for the beginning of the week. Moritz von Schwind [https://infogalactic.com/info/Moritz_von_Schwind]. The Prisoner's Dream is what captured my attention.…

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Way to Calvary

Way to Calvary

While it's about a week late, subject matter wise, this particular image came up courtesy of Infogalactic's featured picture on the main page [https://infogalactic.com/info/Main_Page] a few days back. The Way to Calvary [https://infogalactic.com/info/File:5_Andrea_di_Bartolo._Way_to_Calvary._c._1400,_Thissen-Bornhemisza_coll._Madrid.jpg] , by Andrea di Bartolo [https://infogalactic.com/info/Andrea_di_Bartolo]. Yes, it is stylized instead of realistic, in the sense that posture, perspective, an…

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Cult of the Child

Cult of the Child

So discussing the ugliness [https://thelastredoubt.com/beware-the-bandersnatch/], the propaganda and "sophisticated" writing faults [https://thelastredoubt.com/modern-entertainment/], and the ugliness disguised as beauty [https://thelastredoubt.com/while-the-ugliness-is-fairly-new/] as I have been, I thought one more item needed to be looked at. I'm not sure where I most recently heard it, but was reminded of the expression "cult of the child" in regards to several tendencies, mostly parents ca…

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While the Ugliness is Fairly New...

While the Ugliness is Fairly New...

The propaganda isn't. Not by a long shot. It is no secret that a number of writers in Hollywood were outright communists back in the days of the much villainized McCarthy, and that drips and drabs of propaganda were inserted back then, even if they rarely had the chance to make the entire movie anti-american. I've discussed before [https://thelastredoubt.com/the-fiddler-on-roof-and-throwing/] how even older plays and movies like Fiddler on the Roof were steeped in culture-destroying pro-communis…

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Ian Stead

Ian Stead

One of the people I followed on Google+ was Ian Stead, who has done a lot of space and Sci-Fi related art, including a number of excellent renderings of Traveller ships. These have been used for a number of Traveller-compatible shipbook and related products in the last decade or so. While he hasn't updated his website [https://biomassart.wordpress.com/] much, it's worth a visit.…

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