Category Archives: art

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

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Grotesque: Ancient and Modern

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“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…

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Pictures at an Exhibition – Sketch 1.

A lovely piece of Performance Art by Milica Vukovic relating to a picture by Mark Williams, which was shown in his  exhibition at The Room in May 2015.

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Click Links!

Art is not created in a vacuum.  If you click on the “Links” link on my website (anthonyhowell.org)  you get to artists, poets, musicians and film-makers I admire as well as to a variety of my own interests. http://www.anthonyhowell.org/Links.htm

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Testosterone and Art

A very interesting article published on her blog by Nathalia J Calderon. It’s about testosterone levels and art – not sure I quite agree about the conclusion! http://nathaliajcalderon.wordpress.com//?s=testosterone&search=Go  

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Caprice

  There was an old man who said, ‘Hush! I perceive a young bird in this bush! When they said – ‘Is it small?’ He replied – ‘Not at all! It is four times as big as the bush!’   … Continue reading

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Grotesque: Ancient and Modern

“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 death that gives birth.  … Continue reading

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