Seeming – Everything

Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Jun 212021
 

The more that is shown, the less that is suggested; and to show everything, suggesting nothing, is pornography, regardless of the subject.

May 312021
 

The contemporary doctrine that art should shock, and the greater the shock the better the art, is the last twilit ruin of Longinian aesthetics — sublimity for a jaded age.

May 132021
 

The punishment for a hit is to watch your aging audience stifle their boredom while they wait for you to play it, at every show, until you quit or die.

Apr 142021
 

For every piece of pornography, no matter how crude or explicit, critics can be found to praise its bold, transgressive, sophisticated commentary on the acts in question.

Jan 202021
 

Beauty has no history, and every history of art is only a history of taste.

Dec 152020
 

Nearly all great movies adhere quite rigidly to the conventions of a genre, nearly all movies that try not to do so are disasters, and so it is with lives.

Dec 102020
 

The obscure artist awaits the verdict of posterity, unable to compete with the living, expecting to compete with the dead.