H/t FOTM‘s maziel
—Newman overwhelms and seduces the viewer with the totality of its sensual, cascading washes of vibrant blue coexisting with Newman’s vertical “Sign” of the human presence, his iconic and revolutionary “zip.” – Sotheby’s description
Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters. His paintings are existential in tone and content, explicitly composed with the intention of communicating a sense of locality, presence, and contingency. – Wikipedia
“I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.”
– Barnett Newman
“Any art worthy of its name should address ‘life’, ‘man’, ‘nature’, ‘death’ and ‘tragedy’.”
– Barnett Newman
Mr. Barnett, excuse me, I think you forgot to add the word “pretense” to your list. ~ TD
The enlightened residents of the Hamptons on Long Island have embraced the abstract expressionist movement like this work and inflated the prices.
There is so much I want to say, but at this moment I am too angry.
Michael Bay, 50, is a Hollywood director/producer known for big-budget action movies that have grossed over $5 billion worldwide. They include Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), and the Transformers series that, after the first Transformers in 2007, get progressively execrable and unwatchable.
Bay often traces his interest in action films back to an incident during his childhood when he attached some firecrackers to a toy train and filmed the ensuing fiery disaster with his mother’s 8 millimeter camera. The fire department was called and he was grounded.
Bay’s movies are characterized by fast edits, CGI, and extreme use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions, which inspired these parodies.
When the angels went away from them to heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us go, then, to Bethlehem
to see this thing that has taken place,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many isles be glad.
Cloud and darkness surround him;
justice and right are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him,
consuming his foes on every side.
His lightening illumines the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory.
All who serve idols are put to shame,
who glory in worthless things;
all gods bow down before him….
You who love the LORD, hate evil,
he protects the souls of the faithful,
rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
Light dawns for the just,
and gladness for the honest of heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, you just,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
And they still number in the MILLIONS in America alone.
According to yesterday’s (Dec. 23) Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Obama still has the approval of 47% brain-dead “likely U.S. voters,” while 53% disapprove of that piece of turd.
As Pogo the possum of Walter Kelly’s (1913-1973) old comic strip said:
H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47