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  • George Patton makes a modern day speech for us.

    12/21/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | George Patton
    Back from the dead! He has a lot to say to us. LISTEN!
  • Why is Modern Art so Bad?

    11/21/2016 12:53:28 AM PST · by beaversmom · 88 replies
    Prager U via You Tube ^ | September 1, 2014 | PragerU
    Prager U Video link 5:49 minutes
  • How Martin Creed Created New York’s Grossest Art Show

    06/08/2016 12:40:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Those planning to visit New York’s Park Avenue Armory this summer may be overwhelmed by the urge to plug their ears, shield their eyes, or breathe deeply into a paper bag--not what we typically associate from the grand and elegant historic space. But these physical and emotional responses won’t surprise anyone familiar with the British artist Martin Creed, who has invaded the Armory’s entire first floor with the largest-ever retrospective of his work in the U.S.
  • Teen prankster puts his glasses on San Francisco gallery floor claiming they are part of the [tr]

    05/26/2016 6:27:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    A teenage prankster has fooled scores of art lovers into believing his glasses were a modern masterpiece in a hilarious stunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. TJ Khayatan, 17, was visiting the gallery with friends on Monday when he said he was left unimpressed by some of the modern art on display. He even described one lackluster exhibit as little more than a 'stuffed animal on a gray blanket'. '(We) questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people,' he told Buzzfeed News.
  • Duchamp, Eat Your Heart Out: The Guggenheim Is Installing a Gold Toilet

    05/05/2016 10:21:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Randy Kennedy
    Unlike professional athletes, actors (Gene Hackman) and some novelists (Philip Roth), visual artists don’t usually retire. Or if they do, they don’t announce it. But in 2011, Maurizio Cattelan — one of the most expensive living artists, then at the peak of his career and the subject of an uproarious retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum — told the world that he was finished, fatigued both creatively and by the velocity of the money-fueled art world. During the last couple of years, though, Mr. Cattelan found himself itching to make things in three dimensions again. “Actually, it’s even more of a...
  • Why It’s So Hard to Spot a Fake Rothko, Even for His Son

    02/05/2016 9:20:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 5, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    In an art market governed largely by pretense and money, does a masterpiece have any intrinsic value? That question has emerged from a civil case brought by Sotheby’s chairman of Domenico de Sole and his wife, Eleanore, against Ann Freedman, former president of the Knoedler Gallery, the oldest and most respected gallery in New York until it closed in 2011 amidst a massive forgery scandal. Knoedler had sold some forty paintings claimed to be by abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, all of which turned out to be forgeries created in Queens by a female artist...
  • Modern art was CIA ’weapon’

    01/19/2016 5:37:47 PM PST · by woofie · 47 replies
    Voltaire Network ^ | 14 NOVEMBER 2010 | Frances Stonor Saunders
    Author of a masterful study on the CIA and the cultural Cold War, British historian Frances Stonor Saunders provided a detailed account for The Independent of the CIA’s covert role in sponsoring Abstract Expressionist painting in the United States. The CIA exploited this artistic movement as a showcase of freedom and free enterprise, and to counteract the influence that communist ideology still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West. For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art...
  • Walter Piston Symphony No 5. Full. HQ

    11/27/2015 12:59:54 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Composer: Walter Piston
    Walter Piston Symphony No 5. Full. HQ I Lento, allegro con spirito 0:00 II Adagio 8:48 III Allegro 16:53
  • Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions

    05/01/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ulya Ilnytzky
    New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)," estimated to bring over $140 million, is poised to become the most expensive artwork sold at auction, while Giacometti's "Pointing Man" could set an auction record for a sculpture if bidding soars to an expected $130 million.
  • When Art Stopped Caring About Humanity (Dada)

    02/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2015 | David Pryce-Jones
    The centenary of the artistic movement known as Dada is coming up in 1916 and it ought to produce a lot of nonsense. The word “Dada” is supposed to come from the Kru language in Africa, and refers to the tail of a sacred cow. Up till then, the purpose of art had been to say something about humanity, and how to be a human being. Dada had the contrary purpose that there is nothing to say about human beings. The artist’s mockery and nihilism is supposed to be proof of his superiority to the stupid public.
  • There Is No Modern Islam

    02/18/2015 7:23:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Like math and the Midwest, ISIS confuses progressives. It’s not hard to confuse a group of people who never figured out that if you borrow 18 trillion dollars, you’re going to have to pay it back. But ISIS is especially confusing to a demographic whose entire ideology is being on the right side of history.
  • The Departure Of Old-School TVs And The Arrival Of Modern TVs: Who's Watching You Watch?

    02/09/2015 7:15:37 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 49 replies
    February 9, 2015 | Patriot777
    Not too long ago I engaged in a conversation with my spouse about how I learned, quite a long time ago, that a great many television sets--possibly all of them, that are not CRTs but are now the projection, HDs, flat-screen, 3D, curved-screen, Smart Screen, and all the others--have cameras installed in them that are being used to record everything we say and do. And, such information is disseminated to... Since I'm kinda down with a fair bit of pain today, this would be a good topic for me to research, to find out just what TVs have this feature...
  • Two Rothko paintings fetch over $76 million at auction

    11/11/2014 8:06:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    AFP ^ | November 10, 2014 | Staff
    A pair of paintings by iconic abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko sold Monday for a whopping $76.5 million, the auction house Sotheby's said. Rothko's "Untitled," a blue and purple oil painting from 1970 sold for $39.9 million. It was estimated to earn up to $20 million.
  • 11 of the Best #ThingsJesusNeverSaid

    10/18/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT · by millegan · 24 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    All of these are from the Things Jesus Never Said Facebook Page.
  • This life in the modern world vs. the next (vanity)

    04/12/2014 8:22:28 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    We live in a time and place that's very prosperous and where our "human rights" are respected and the importance of having our basic needs met is regarded. Does all this actually work against people, though, however, in that God Himself promises that unless one repents and trusts in His Son for salvation, life in the next world will be spent in Hell, where such rights and needs aren't respected?
  • University to Study Confucius via Modern DNA Technology (China)

    11/11/2013 8:30:21 PM PST · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    China Radio International ^ | 11/12/2013 | Fu Yu
    Fudan University in Shanghai is to study China's historical figures such as Confucius and the early emperors through modern DNA technology, Beijing Times reports. The studies follow the latest findings published on Monday on Cao Cao, a warlord who lived nearly 2,000 years ago in final years of the Eastern Han Dynasty. It debunked rumors that Cao's father Cao Song was fostered by comparing the DNA of Cao's living descendents and that found in the teeth of Cao's grandfather. Han Sheng from Fudan University, who led the Cao Cao research, says it is a breakthrough in the fields of both...
  • Just read Dorner's Manifesto - Holy Cow - Frightening

    02/12/2013 8:02:05 PM PST · by DJlaysitup · 37 replies
    Vanity | 2/12/2013 | DJlaysitup
    Wow. I just read Dorner's manifesto in detail and was flabbergasted. What in the world is our modern society coming to? To be honest it reminded me (on reflection) very much of what I read years ago about the Columbine killers. There are honestly a growing group of people in this world who believe that if everything doesn't go their way - it's basically authorization to go wild and take muderous retribution...
  • Twilight of the Sort-Of Gods

    10/19/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-19-2012 | Rick Richman
    .... Modern American liberalism has always had a streak of political messianism, a Great Man view of the presidency, and impatience with a government slowed by the checks and balances created by the Founders. The history of modern liberalism begins with Woodrow Wilson, the father of the movement to create a “living Constitution” in place of the written one. He sought to end what he called “blind worship” of the Constitution, taking pride in the fact that: We are the first Americans to hear our own countrymen ask whether the Constitution is still adapted to serve the purposes for which...
  • Comforting news for anyone! Pop music too loud and all sounds the same: official

    07/26/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/2012 | Reuters
    Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35, scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound the same. Researchers in Spain used a huge archive known as the Million Song Dataset, which breaks down audio and lyrical content into data that can be crunched, to study pop songs from 1955 to 2010.
  • Islamist Generation (Your Weekly Hit of Steyn)

    07/14/2012 5:57:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 14, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Media types like to talk about “the narrative”: News is just another form of storytelling, and certain plot lines grab you more than others. The easiest narrative of all is anything involving young people. “I believe that children are our future,” as the late Whitney Houston once asserted. And, even if Whiney hadn’t believed it, it would still as a point of fact be true. Any media narrative involving young people presupposes that they are the forces of progress, wresting the world from the grasping clutches of mean, vengeful old men and making it a better place.