Why Do We Find Communist Art So Acceptable?
Despite the untold horrors and cruelties of communist movements, it seems that some of our social institutions still don’t get it. As I write this... Read more
Of ‘-isms,’ Institutions, and Radicals
For many centuries, classical Western art was transmitted from generation to generation. Masters passed down their skills to disciples, who eventually became masters themselves, and... Read more
Proflie of the Masters: Bouguereau
The French realist painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was known in his time as a master of legendary artistic achievement. Yet with the rise of the... Read more
Profile of a Master: Canaletto
Prior to the advent of photography, scene painting was the way by which society communicated the beautiful and interesting sights of far-off lands, perhaps the... Read more