Tag Archives: Art

post-Trump, how should the cinema treat #TrumpRussia

 By ann summers   The NSA analysis does not draw conclusions about whether the interference had any effect on the election’s outcome and concedes that much remains unknown about the extent of the hackers’ accomplishments. However, the report raises the … Continue reading

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a Gainsborough attacked, British landed gentry safe from stochastic terrorism

By ann summers ‘The Morning Walk’ by Thomas Gainsborough shows an elegant young couple strolling through a woodland landscape, an attentive dog at the lady’s heel. William Hallett and Elizabeth Stephen were both aged 21 and due to be married … Continue reading

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POTUS45* – Creative Destruction & Heritage Foundation will finally kill National Endowments for Arts & Humanities

   By ann summers A spoils system also accommodates those GOP shibboleths that represent LBJ’s Great Society beyond their usual attack on civil rights, so anything else remotely undermining the US ruling class becomes fair game. Maybe this time around … Continue reading

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Fake Art in the age of Fake News “… there are more Republicans buying art than are making it.”

By ann summers The Art of the Deal: The Movie is funny, and it’s scary, and it’s well-made. http://www.google.com/…   What does it mean to own artwork when for some, its worth is only in terms of its material costs … Continue reading

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Earth art… “Most people wouldn’t know (art) if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa

 “Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa By ann summers This is why I always wanted my own bulldozer… (2015) Artist Michael Heizer, in the Nevada desert for 43 … Continue reading

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Morning Open Thread – Rescuing historical photos from WWII

Today is the first day of a new feature series on Flowers for Socrates. Morning Open Thread is an open discussion forum for human interest news of the day, hobby and fun things, what you did on your vacation, and … Continue reading

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