Tuesday, March 31, 2009


So, let's talk about the Pomo art that we have more recently studied, such as Hanson and what not.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chromatic Abstractionism

What do you think of it? Is it art? And how do you interpret it-- any of it, or specific pieces?

"Nothing says classy intellect like a smart Rothko or Courbet hanging above you as you nap." - Charles Gariepy '05, on dorm decoration.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

R and G Are Dead

What do you think about the humor in the play? Funny or lewd? Even though PoMo is all about not having meaning, what do you think this play is really about?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pablo Picasso

Favorite Piece? Movement?

What do you think of this piece compared to some of his other works like Guitar?

Friday, March 13, 2009

manifestations of art

This is I suppose a bit of a random question, but what can be art? Can clothing be art? Is Picasso's cardboard sculpture of a guitar art? Where do you draw the line?

Also, how awesome is this dress?! It's Mondrian!

Language vs. Meaning

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gertrude Stein

What do y'all think about Gertrude Stein's essay?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Wasteland

I figure eventually we will need to start blogging on this subject, so I suppose I will create the blog! What do you guys think about Eliot's Wasteland?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Achebe v. Conrad: The Smackdown

In all serious, what do you make of Achebe's accusations? Is Conrad really such a "bloody racist," and is his Heart of Darkness only really the working of a bloody racist, with absolutely no content of value? Is there really an inherent problem with the Western view of Africa, and if so, what is it? And why do we have it?

Monday, March 2, 2009

20th Century Art

Yay! I created a blog. Do I get points for this, Mrs. Scandurro?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Heart of Darkness

What did you think of Heart of Darkness? What does Conrad seem to be saying about "human nature" or the human psyche? Comments on his use of dark/light and black/white imagery? Other thoughts?

Also, did anyone else object to his portrayal of women? I mean, really:

"It's queer how out of touch with truth women are. They live in a world of their own, and there has never been anything like it, and never can be" (77).

I'm just sayin'...