Archive for the 'art' Category

26 November, 2017

Posted by Socrates in art, Norman Rockwell, Socrates, Western civilization, Western culture, White art/architecture at 3:01 pm | Permanent Link

The big-city Jewish art critics called Norman Rockwell merely an “illustrator.” But he was actually a painter, too. He lost some of his paintings in a fire at his Vermont art studio in 1943 (a fire caused by a tobacco pipe). Many Jews and liberals hate Rockwell because he was a populist artist, i.e., he […]

13 November, 2017

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, White art/architecture at 12:19 pm | Permanent Link

A Western scene by Dalhart Windberg (click image to enlarge; title of painting unknown)

21 September, 2017

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, White art/architecture at 1:34 pm | Permanent Link

Granted, this art might be called “by the numbers” art (or maybe “Kinkade-esque” or “shopping mall art”) by some people, but nonetheless, I still like it for its idyllic, utopian atmosphere. Art, like music, is supposed to conjure up a certain feeling within you, and I think this art does so – at least for […]

8 August, 2017

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, White art/architecture at 1:13 pm | Permanent Link

Pieter Bruegel, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”

4 April, 2017

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, White art/architecture at 12:32 pm | Permanent Link

If there’s a technically better artist than Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), I’ve never encountered him (well, on second thought, not true, early Rembrandt is as good, or better):

15 January, 2017

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, Western civilization, Western culture, White art/architecture, White beauty at 4:43 pm | Permanent Link

Various artists, from a gallery in Spain: [Here].

9 October, 2016

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, White art/architecture at 2:05 pm | Permanent Link

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641).

5 August, 2016

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, White art/architecture at 4:37 pm | Permanent Link

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806). (Sorry for the stretched image; click on image to see it normal).

14 June, 2016

Posted by Socrates in art, Norman Rockwell, Socrates, White art/architecture at 1:13 pm | Permanent Link

What was amazing about Norman Rockwell was not just his great talent, but also his imagination: he could dream up interesting scenarios for his characters.

29 April, 2016

Posted by Socrates in art, French Revolution, Socrates, White art/architecture at 5:11 pm | Permanent Link

Known as the “Lion of Lucerne,” it’s a sculpture carved into the side of a mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland, circa 1821. It was made in memory of Swiss Guard soldiers who were murdered by the unwashed, rampaging riff-raff during the French Revolution. It’s a touching piece of artwork. Can you imagine a negro making something […]