Category Archives: Art

To Flash or not to Flash?

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Tirade? Surely not. A sigh from the grave perhaps.  At first I thought that the children behind The Daily Mail computers either do not know what a ‘tirade’ means, or are so … Continue reading

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november memories / 02

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 2nd November, 1905 : Mrs Warren’s Profession, which has twice been been refused a licence by the Lord Chamberlain, was presented in a New York theatre this week and promptly closed by the police. … Continue reading

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Letter to Abbott

Vesna Tenodi    Open Letter to the incoming Liberal Government, with a request for action to restore freedom of artistic expression and the rights of Australian non-Aboriginal artists to create art without censorship, as well as the rights of Australian … Continue reading

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Back to the grindstone

Sorry to say, our holidays are over. It is time to say bye bye to the nature and to our cheerful friends therein and return to the futile task of saving the civilisation which our grandfathers used to know.  The … Continue reading

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Forbidden art

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger We mentioned the problems of non-gevernment approved, politically incorrect artists in Australia before: Black Art in Blue Mountains, 18-06-2011 and Katoomba to Canberra – the same mentality, 02-02-2012. Those brave people are still … Continue reading

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One ball only

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  It is rare that I would comment on or add anything to my good friend and Fog of Chaos colleague von Gress’ articles. However, we did get some spirited responses to Bridge Kwai, … Continue reading

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Mona Julia

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   If  Spanish discovered a new Mona Lisa, why cannot we have an Australian one? The artists, that is artists in the definition of Joseph Goebbels, Joseph Stalin and recently Geoffrey Rush, are … Continue reading

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Katoomba to Canberra – the same mentality

  The images of shocking events on Australia Day, 26 January 2012, when Aborigines violently attacked the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader and, a day later, spat upon and burnt the Australian flag, were instantly beamed all around the … Continue reading

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18/remember

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th August, 1986 : Picasso’s Weeping Woman has been found in a railway station locker after having been stolen from the National Gallery of Victoria more than a fortnight ago. A group calling itself … Continue reading

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Invitation

  Relocation of the Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone sculpture On Friday 5 August 2011, from 12 to 2 pm, the “contraversial” Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone sculpture by Benedikt Osváth will be moved from the front lawn … Continue reading

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Mystery

  In the above picture, a sports fan, holding a cup of mineral water, looks very much like our esteemed Washington correspondent. He, however, refused to confirm or deny anything. Of course, he is married. And, no, he is not … Continue reading

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A Poison Tree

…from the quills of dead white poets   William Blake (1757-1827) A POISON TREE I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath … Continue reading

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The Wanjina Spirits, continued

Last month five Sydney artists painted the SAY YES TO WANJINA… AND NO TO CENSORSHIP mural, in response to the Land and Environment Council decision to uphold the local council order for the sculpture created by artist Benedikt Osvath to … Continue reading

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the garden of love…

…from the quills of dead white poets William Blake (1757-1827) The Garden of Love I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen: A chapel was built in the midst, where I used to play … Continue reading

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At a loss for words

  We have all been to modern art galleries or at least exposed to some of the pomposity of the spectacle. Consequently we all are familiar with the vague obfuscating, pretzel like, language of post-modern art critique. This language is … Continue reading

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BLACK ART in BLUE MOUNTAINS

from the quill of Antisthenes The Blue Mountains City Council ordered the owners of the Modrogorje Gallery in Katoomba to remove the sculpture “Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone”. Ms Vesna Tenodi is appealing to the Land and Environment Court … Continue reading

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