idealism and artistic materiality

Idealism and realism

The external world is not independent of our minds. Ideologues are seldom distracted by images that conflict with their preconceptions, because silly Hegelian idealism is one of the least harmful things known to mankind. Though impasto typically conveys dynamism and spontaneity, here it rigidly describes static model from the back.

Erwin Panofsky

transcendental realism vs idealism

We need idealism because the world is not a rational place and the arts are the method for fixing it.

artistic topicality

Idealism bends artistic topicality.

skeletonized leaf

Only believe in unrealistic ideals of the human body. The mind is the most elementary reality.

Emile Zola, Patience brings rewards.

Artworks make people think differently. Artworks challenge others, because as you get others to think differently, you’re also challenging them. Solid matter just an illusion.

Good art gets you to say things you really didn’t think you would.

unintentional art is non-art

Quixotic idealists believe there is a huge role for arts and idealism in an increasingly metamaterial funny world. The arts matter because they work beyond and outside everyday routine categories.

John Tusa

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.


personification of death

Personification of art sat there waiting for Mr. Death to visit

And the noble, seminal switch is a stuttering candle.

Clive Gamble, Science 6 February 2009: Vol. 323. no. 5915, pp. 709 - 711

Calling all, this is our last cry before our eternal silence.