Tuesday, June 27, 2006

And to Balance Things Out...

A Beasties Boy/al Zarqawi Airstrike Remix of Sabotage at the Hot Air blog.

Bush Singing "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Farce of Modern Art - 2

You too can create your own Jackson Pollack. Here's mine:

Something to Cool You Off

It's been hot and muggy here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Farce of "Modern Art"

It's not really art if the judges mistake the stand the art is supposed to be displayed on for a piece of art itself. More to the point, the judges who make the mistake shouldn't be judging art.

That's exactly what happened recently, as the BBC reports:

An artist's sculpture has been rejected by the Royal Academy of Arts which has instead opted to display the wooden support it was put on.
David Hensel, 64, from East Grinstead, West Sussex, was told the laughing head would be part of the summer exhibition.

But at a preview he found that just a piece of wood intended to support the head was on display on the plinth.

The Academy said the judging panel assumed the two pieces were separate and decided the support was better.
Here's the sculpture and the stand it was supposed to sit on.

What Passes for Modern Art Posted by Picasa

Do you think that if Leonardo submitted the Mona Lisa nowadays, the Royal Academy would ditch the painting and judge the packing crate?