Category: Art

Thinking like a soldier

One of my all time favorite books is Paul Fussell’s The Great War and Modern Memory. In it, Fussell looks at the World War I through the eyes of the hyper-literate soldier poets and writers whose names we still recognize today: Rupert Brooks, who died before his fellow literary artists

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A few weeks ago, I did a “what is art” post. Aaron Johnson, an artist who uses a cartoon panel for social commentary at What The Duck, must have caught that post, because he was kind enough to send me a link to today’s cartoon. I have to say, “by

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What is art?

In the old days — pre-camera — I think that it was pretty easy to answer when asked “What is art?”.  Art served four major purposes: to elevate God, to aggrandize the rich and powerful, to decorate spaces, and to record images in a pre-photographic era. Some stuff was good,

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