The Rules - Examining the 33 Rules to be an Artist
In this show, we will be examining a recent article written by Pulitzer prize winning art critic Jerry Saltz. I will get into Jerry’s backstory in a moment, as I believe it is what gives Jerry the street cred to be able to write an article that lays bare the rules, he deems to be essential to making in as an artist in today’s climate. Jerry's article - 33 Rules: Paragon Cause Link! https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/album/escape-ep
Government Art - Dorothea Lange and George Hunter
In this episode we will look at two photographers who were hired by various government agencies to create and document the land and the people of their countries. While some artists may feel that working for such a red-tape laden bureaucracy would be nothing but stifling and soul sucking, this show will highlight the ability of artists to create iconic images that, in one case, brought images of desperation and poverty that rocked society and, in another case, highlighted the absolutely stunning beauty of a land that was still, for the most part, unknown to its citizens. Please support the show: Music for the episode was brought to you by Soft and Furious and Kai Engle.
Morality Police - Lenny Bruce and The Filthy Fifteen
In this episode we will hear about how the liberal use of obscenity laws and the actions of religious backed social groups impacted the world of art at several points in recent history. We will hear how artists were singled out, attacked and in some cases dragged through the courts for decades all in an attempt to silence their voice and remove their art from public viewing. Under the guise of morality, we have seen time and time again that those in power have abused the laws in order to protect some outdated, unrealistic and ultimately fraudulent social experiment Patreon - Please support the show!!
Second Time - Gloria Jones and Indio
In this episode we will look at two examples of how original art was covered and reissued by other artists only to gain the success the original artist could not achieve. Each of these cases shows how art can be ignored or undervalued by one audience, only to resonate deeply with audiences years, sometimes decades later. Patreon Page - Please Support the Show!
Fueling Hate - The Catcher In The Rye and The Will To Power
In this episode we will look at how art was co-opted by those who would use hate as a means to carry out horrible acts of violence. We will see how artists have had their works mutated, misread, misappropriated and ultimately forever marred. We will see how art can become an impetus for pain and suffering without the artist ever intending their work to become such fuel. Patreon Page - Please help the show!! Here is a picture of Mark David Chapman with John Lennon just hours before the tragedy. And here is Hitler meeting Elizabeth - the one who twisted Freidrich's works: And here is Hitler staring intently at the bust of Friedrich.