Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays

Ivan Shiskin, "In the North Wild"

Maurycy Gottlieb, "Rabbi"

Norman Rockwell, "Santa at the Map"

Have a great Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and/or Festivas.

1 comment:

  1. You know what I would like to see as a new contentious argument for 2012? Right now, the representational artworld is all about Classical Realism, in the whole hyper-rendered lineage of those academic folks we all know and love. However, what we're missing is the debate of the kind that engulfed the art world when Ingres and Delacroix were having at it. Where's the folks on the Delacroix side of the argument these days? Someone should be around, making representational painting in the lineage of, say, Titian-Rubens-Delacroix-Manet-Daumier-The Eight, and getting all up in the grill of the ARC folks and having a real debate about whether or not those folks are confusing rendering with drawing, and what other, less rendered modalities of contemporary representational art might look like.

    Anyhoozles, that's an argument I think would be interesting, and worth having. It could go on for a long time, too, and would distract people from all these silly snits we're holding onto. Anybody? Anyone at all?