Bad art is now studied in the universities, exalted in the media, and is supposed to be politically good for us.
The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
So you’re traveling abroad, and you love the local arts and crafts, but you can’t afford the big art. Just go to the place the locals buy cloth to make their own clothes. You can find amazing, limited run textiles, beautiful like art, like this piece from Bangalore, India.
Let’s face it; sometimes travel is a drag. Big crowds, hassles, high prices. But even in a waiting crowd, like at the always crowded Grand Temple in Bangkok, you have to appreciate the little things. Like this very cute outfit on this kid.
What’s under assault right now?’ he asks. ‘How a writer’s intellectual property is distributed, and how their work finds itself in the world, is really under assault. And for so many artists that’s where everything comes from.
So many temples, but each a bit different. Wat Chiang Man is a 13th-century temple with a gold chedi offering ancient Buddha & elephant statues on scenic grounds in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The first question anyone or anything should ask is this: ‘What am I in my essential nature and being?’ If he is a true artist, of language or life, he will seek his destiny and grow toward his meaning.
This is a close up of one small section of one of the greatest works of art, Three Worlds by Veerachan Usahanun, at the Moca Museum of Modern Art.
See more about this great work of art and the full image.
was just given a major award as the best hotel in #Bangkok We often don’t agree with these awards, as there are many fine hotels in Bangkok. Incredible, though overpriced – rooftop restaurants and bars, great food, excellent location near the river and art galleries
Artists felt alienated from the political scientists and social planners who cannot understand how anyone is able to make anything, particularly a work of art, spontaneously or directly – a primo. He probably also spoke for a more general artistic attitude when he defended the artist’s ability to create simply ” because he has it in him” against the social or political thinker’s desire to rationalize all experience.