Monthly Archives: December 2011

How I Made My Own Private Michgan State University News Feed

So I stumbled across a guy explaning how to make a hyper-local news network and figured I would try it with Michigan State University since my daughter goes there.  That way I could keep up with what was going on … Continue reading

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Van Gogh:The Life

I’m also reading a book called Van Gogh: The Life by White and Smith.  It was just published this year and it is an excellent read.  Through the magic of modern technology I can check the book out for Kindle … Continue reading

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Depression: A Stubborn Darkness (1)

I stumbled across Ed Welch’s book Depression: A Stuborn Darkness, while looking for a resource for a good friend who was struggling with depression.  I ordered the book for my friend, but it looked so interesting that I figured I … Continue reading

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The Art of Nothing

Wow. I’ve got to think that this is a total joke on the idiotic, lemming-like art community. All of the art critics pontificating on “nothing.” Yep, pretty much the Emperor’s New Clothes.

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Great "Art" 1

Here is a particularly good example of what passes as “art” these days. Anything apparently. This one is entitled “Chariot du Monde”

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God in the Gallery: Final Installment

Mr. Siedell’s final installment of his thought-provoking book is a discussion of art criticism.  I was particularly interested in this section because it seems to me that art criticism, perhaps even more than the art itself, is what gives art … Continue reading

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God in the Gallery Part 4: Marcel Duchamp

Mr. Siedell proceeds next to a discussion of Marcel Duchamp.  He submitted a urinal to the jury of the Society of Independent Artists in New York in 1917 for exhibition.  The “work” was rejected.  It is quite telling that the … Continue reading

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God in the Gallery Part 3: The Wheels Begin to Come Off

After two excellent, thought-provoking chapters that begin God in the Gallery, the wheels begin to come off when Mr. Siedell begins to talk about the actual…you know…art. The first huge weakness of Mr. Siedell’s book is that he rests so … Continue reading

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God in the Gallery: Part 2

Chapter two in the excellent little book God in the Gallery is a quick history of modern art.  Perhaps the funniest thing that Siedell writes in this chapter is one art critic’s reaction to Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase.  … Continue reading

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God in the Gallery: Thinking about Contemporary Art

In my ongoing effort to understand what contemporary art is all about I’m reading through an excellent little book called God in the Gallery by Daniel Siedell.  It is a discussion of contemporary art from a Christian perspective.  It’s unusual in … Continue reading

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