personification of death

Personification of art sat there waiting for Mr. Death to visit

And the noble, seminal switch is a stuttering candle.

Clive Gamble, Science 6 February 2009: Vol. 323. no. 5915, pp. 709 - 711

Mimesis
Is postmodernism dead

Is postmodernism dead?

Postmodernism has lost its value in part because it has oversaturated the art market.

An advantage of bad art: your relatives gain nothing by your death. Micromort is a unit of risk equivalent to a one-in-a-million chance of death.

Theodor Adorno, "Good art is reduced to memento mori in museums".

Art death crossing the Mara river

Art death crossing Mara river showing the high medieval obsession with beauty and death.

Is this the way the art world ends? Why ideas that spawn other artworks are called seminal if they are made from nothing ?

"Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas"

The quest for universal hanted houses

The skeletal figure of Death is important in the medieval danse macabre. Because a good artist is a dead artist, haunted art galleries are places where everyone there should be dead. In other words, the dead don’t bury themselves. But clearly they don’t excavate themselves either.

If you want something, work for it. Life is to short to wish for things. Your art may be perfect, but if it did not ship, it might as well not exist.

"De mortuis, aut bene aut nihil"