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Moping Owl: Flowers

I don’t know about you, but I find it’s becoming increasingly hard to


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keep up in this brave new art

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world of ours, fly as I might. 404 Not Found Perhaps it’s just my tired old wings, but I have a horrid feeling it might be rather more than that, even if I do manage to catch up with whatever it is for […]

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Eric Coombes: The Destruction of Art Education and its Implications for School Pupils

Eric Coombes The near-destruction in the western world of a centuries-long tradition of visual education could

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be described – hyperbolically but not misleadingly – as having been accomplished overnight. The inherited gifts of that tradition
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are now being casually, ungratefully and even malevolently thrown away. In its chronologically long-range survey, What Happened to Art 404 Not Found Education? provides the context in which […]

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Alexander Adams: Women in Art Today

Alexander Adams We are told that in many fields women face systematic disadvantage and are under-represented. It has become a core belief of many and goes almost


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unchallenged. When politicians came under pressure regarding supposed gender discrimination in the workplace, the British government conducted a survey of

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arts organisations. The 2018 report found that women comprise 404 Not Found 56% of the British […]

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Giles Auty: The Vital Value of Dissent

Giles Auty From the raised kitchen window of


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my house I can see most of the birds 404 Not Found which regularly visit the garden. In summer these are mostly magpies, currawongs and cockatoos while in winter quite large flocks of pale green female satin bowerbirds arrive which are

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often accompanied by an all-black male. The latter is, in fact, the only bird […]

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Alexander Adams: Canon Fodder – November 2017

Alexander Adams November/December 2017 Alexander

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Adams investigates the status of the canon in art under Post-Modernism and the dangers of 404 Not Found undervaluing it. The canon of great art has never been the target of greater ire than it is today, but many leftist critics and their traditionalist opponents misunderstand the
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canon. The truth is unsettling for both groups. This essay seeks […]

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Alexander Adams: New Order – September 2017

Alexander Adams September/October 2017 New Order An Allegory Once upon a time there was a society which made objects 404 Not Found that had meaning and that people enjoyed looking at.

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The society put these objects in museums so that more people could
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enjoy them. Then an elite of that society decided that the objects did not matter so much but the skin […]

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Alexander Adams: Why are Artists Poor? – July 2017

Alexander Adams July/August 2017 Why Are Artists Poor? Imagine the most absurd and outrageous provocations about


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art that you can. For example: there

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is no such thing as a pure work of art; artists are 404 Not Found unusually ill-informed; there is no market reward for good art; government subsidies make artists poor. Both defensive supporters of state funding and critical traditionalists will […]

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Alexander Adams: What is Critical Theory and Why Should I Care?

Alexander Adams “Was Lt Columbo’s name really


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Frank? We’ve all seen the freeze-frame close-ups of Columbo’s ID badge which states that his first name is ‘Frank”. But should we consider this canonical?” I’m becoming more 404 Not Found and more confused by this ‘canonical’

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business. The above is from Columbophile website. I love his joke about the Jewish lady who was walking down […]

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Alexander Adams: The Road to Reparation – May 2018

Alexander Adams May/June 2018 The Road to Reparation – The Restitution Question This essay will discuss reparations. The definitions of “restitution” and


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“reparations” used in this essay are as

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follows: restitution is the return of specific unlawfully acquired goods to the lawfully determined owner or descendants 404 Not Found (or estate) thereof; reparations are the return of goods or payment of compensation by […]

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Michael Daley: Selling a Leonardo with Oomph

Michael Daley Questions proliferate on the disappeared $450 million Leonardo Salvator Mundi. Where is it? Who owns it? Who still believes it a 404 Not Found Leonardo? Will it be exhibited this year at the Paris


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Louvre’s big Leonardo exhibition, as promised? Can it be true, as an artnet blogger now claims (on the claimed

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say-so of “two principals involved in” Christie’s 2017 […]