One of the most insightful books that I have read was a personal account written by a diarist in WWI named Ernst Junger. I think a good way to understand war, any war, is to approach it via personal accounts written by those who lived through it. When it comes to WWI, there is notContinue reading “Storm of Steel”
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What is Art Anymore?
So, my husband showed me a video the other day. It was a montage of artistic movements throughout history as interpreted by A.I. (artificial intelligence). The video starts off normally enough with images of Ice Age cave art before it morphs into Ancient Egyptian Art, Greek Art, Roman Art, Christian Art, Renaissance Art, Romantic Art,Continue reading “What is Art Anymore?”
No Umbrellas Allowed
I admittedly did not watch the ball drop in New York last night, but I did watch some of the “festivities.” I put festivities in quotations because it didn’t look like people were having fun getting soaking wet standing in the rain without an umbrella. “Why is everyone allowing themselves to get wet?” I askedContinue reading “No Umbrellas Allowed”
Has the Real Estate Market Killed the Artist?
So, I recently started reading a book I picked up from the library the other day. I’m currently on page 97, but I read something in the previous chapter that stuck with me. In the aforementioned chapter, the author mentions that one of her favorite paintings of a bridge over the Seine was Albert Marquet’sContinue reading “Has the Real Estate Market Killed the Artist?”
Does Art Have Meaning?
What does art mean? Does art defy meaning? Does art exist because humans say it does or does art exist in spite of ourselves? All the world is art. Everything from a speck of dust to a statue made by Michelangelo can realistically be termed as “art.” If art can be everything, then art canContinue reading “Does Art Have Meaning?”
September 11, indefinitely
For the last 19 years, a reading of every victim’s name that died during the 9/11 attacks is read aloud for remembrance. It typically takes around three hours to read 3,000 names, and this year I wonder if there will be a similar remembrance for those who died so far of COVID-19. As I writeContinue reading “September 11, indefinitely”
If Emerson Were Alive Today
When Emerson said that “America is a poem in our eyes,” he was referring to its expansive geography that seemingly goes on forever. To Emerson, all of America was yet to be discovered, and he thrilled at the prospect of seeing new things. Today, everyone has seen the America that Emerson was dreaming of, andContinue reading “If Emerson Were Alive Today”