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A Leader's Resolve
Washington Crossing the Delaware [enlarged image: click on details to zoom in], 1851, Emanuel Leutze (German American, 1816-1868). Oil on canvas, approx. 12 ft. x 21 ft. (378.5 cm × 647.7 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 760. Smaller version*[more], approx. 3 ft. x 6 ft., Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, Minn.
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NOTES & COMMENTS
Who Says That's Art at annual art ed conference // Update on forthcoming Torres book Trust Betrayed // Richard F. Lack: Catalogue Raisonné // and much more . . .
The Interminable Monopoly of the Avant-Garde - Louis Torres
Chapter 9 of After the Avant-Gardes: Reflections on the Future of the Fine Arts, edited by Elizabeth Millán (Open Court, 2016). [Scroll down to see endnote no. 1 before reading. Suggestion: print notes. ]
Ayn Rand's Theory of Art: "Original" and "Inspiring" Says Academic Philosopher - Louis Torres & Michelle Marder Kamhi
Rand's Romantic Manifesto on "What Is Art?" reading list published by American Society for Aesthetics.
Washington Crossing the Delaware: Select Links to Online Sources - L.T.
On Emanuel Leutze's monumental painting and the event that inspired it.
Misusing Art for Political (and Financial) Ends - M.M.K.
The Pearl Theatre Company's exploitation of Ionesco's play Rhinoceros.
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ALSO OF INTEREST
About, sample articles, reviews, back issues. . .
What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (Open Court, 2000). Chapter Summaries, Reviews/Responses. . .
The Definition of Art (Ch. 6)
What Art Is
Supplement to What Art Is--articles and excerpts
Who Says That's Art?
A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts (Pro Arte Books, 2014). Contents, Introduction, Reviews, Image links
Includes essays by the Aristos
* "The Interminable Monopoly of the Avant-Garde" - Louis Torres
* "Mimesis versus the Avant-Garde: Art and Cognition" - Michelle Marder Kamhi
[based on "Art and Cognition"]
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Music study materials for string teachers and students by cellist and master teacher Faith Farr. Worksheets and integrated theory, performing, and rhythm assignments.
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