Feb
9
2011

Realist Revolution and Critical Relevance by Alexey Steele

The most Memborable Panel Discussion at PSOA After enormously intense and exciting Spring of our fantastic PSOA adventure in DC and the “Hottest Summer” on record with three concurrent shows and quite a bit of painting it's great to come back and to reflect on most fascinating intellectual exchange and sharing of ideas we had at the Realist Revolution panel. Good times are timeless and not soon-forgotten! Here are my thoughts, notes and comments on it in three parts. Part IThese were my thoughts going into that most memorable panel:We live in a corrupt world that in so many ways has lost its way, regardless of good intentions ... [More]
May
12
2010

Devil & Angel

The Fountain Marcel Duchamp 1917Prompt: Is this Art?JOE DiGIULIO: One can argue about the entry of Duchamp's "The Fountain" into a 1917 exhibition as to whether it should be considered Art. As a 3 dimensional sculptor, I have always sought for the harmony between form and function and within this criteria, I would have to say "No" it is not considered as such due to it not being functional in its state within a museum setting. By turning the piece on it side, The Fountain, has resembled the imagery of a sitting Buddha or a veiled Madonna figure with its sweeping downward curves. From that standpoint I would consider it as Art. So that's one f... [More]

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