Tag Archives: Andrew Gough

looking for clues: a smile for arcadia

In Freud’s Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, Freud found similarities between jokes and work of art. Though not known as much of a comic or given to the guffaw, Freud found the humor in the sketch of the … Continue reading

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homer: arcadia americana

It’s art that arrives at its destination from the outside and then pays attention to observation. Homer is part of the strong figurative tradition in American art, and although appropriated as a popular stereotype it reaches back to older, quite … Continue reading

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gray: the rational color of cash

The melting down, in the cold grey mornings of late Fall and early winter: society, religion and feeling. Ultimately one’s own sanity. Is there anywhere to run in the cover of shrinking daylight that is safe, a refuge from personal … Continue reading

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the queen bee and her drone priests

She tore the heart out of those poor drones. The ancient Greeks were always ready to incorporate strange gods into their own household of divinities. When they colonized Ephesus in Asia Minor in about 1000 B.C. , they found a … Continue reading

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Zut alors: Art in service of the state: d’honneur et d’honte

By 1642, when Cardinal Richelieu had died,he had confirmed the power of France on all her land and sea frontiers, and had turned the tide against Spain and her allies. Beyond the political and military achievements, an expansion in all … Continue reading

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