Category Archives: art

A CHAPERONE

The monkeys are in among the mangoes. As for the lovely one, she is emerging from Under the trees, the trees laden with mangoes And monkeys.  She’s ambling out of the grove   Bearing the nail marks left by the … Continue reading

Posted in art, Dance, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

UNTITLED ABSTRACTIONS

    Click this link for details of a new exhibition at The Room By Sadiq Toma. Wednesday 5th December 2018-Tuesday 5th February 2019  Private View – Tuesday 4th December 2018 6pm – 9pm

Posted in art | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

We Live in a Nuthouse

  Brilliant piece in Hyperallergic.  Click here for this Studs Terkel/Zero Mostel interview posted by Karen Schiff.

Posted in art, Essays, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

THE NEW BEAUTY

  Click the link for THE NEW BEAUTY This is a new essay published by The Fortnightly Review.   For a complete list of links to other reviews of poets and my previous articles click here: The Fortnightly  

Posted in art, Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FIVE FIGURE EXERCISE – Lucinda Childs, Philip Glass, Sol LeWitt, Stuart Sherman and Robert Wilson (1979)

FIVE FIGURE EXERCISE – Harpers & Queen, May 1979 I reckon this is a historic document, so re-publish it here. On a still undefined boundary of modern art painter Sol LeWitt, dancer Lucinda Childs and composer Philip Glass are working … Continue reading

Posted in art, Dance, Essays, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

THE DEHUMANIZATION OF ART (1925) Jose Ortega y Gasset

This essay has been a major influence on my work and my thought.  I read it in my twenties, and still value it greatly.  Ortega has always been appreciated by US intellectuals, but is hardly ever cited by writers on art and … Continue reading

Posted in art, Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Grotesque: Ancient and Modern

Originally posted on anthonyhowelljournal:
“In the famous Kerch terracotta collection we find figurines of senile pregnant hags. Moreover, the old hags are laughing. This is a typical and very strongly expressed grotesque.  It is ambivalent.  It is pregnant death, a…

Posted in art, Essays | Tagged | Leave a comment