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Courage, Heroism & the Hound of Culann

Just above ground level in the broad window of the General Post Office on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, stands an iconic statue familiar to both tourist and local alike, a figure that since it’s unveiling in 1935, has quietly borne witness to the endless flow of people that daily pass along…

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National Trust – now in the hands of cretins

News from the front in Britain. The institution created to care for the aesthetic and cultural inheritance left by our forefathers – The National Trust – is now in the hands of utter cretins. The rot set in some years ago when the institution was infiltrated by Lefty Metrosexual board…

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Nature is the guide for everything

Nature inspires true art. Not just visually but technically, and spiritually, through equations such as the golden mean. The beautiful fractal complexity which Europeans mimicked so well, for so long, in their art and architecture, which is the same seen in folded leaves and snowflakes. That refraction of the grand mystery,…

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The Individualism of the Herd

It is fair to say, that many of the values and viewpoints understood as being normative in Western society today, represent a near total inversion of those regarded as such by our recent forebears. Indeed, such marked reversals of thought and attitude are not apolitical or happenstance, but are taken in…

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Trajan’s monumental triumph

As monuments go, they don’t get much better than Trajan’s Column in terms of artistry, longevity and impact. Not only did it influence other architectural and artistic gems over the centuries, in the past 26 years it has made a profound mark on graphic design – particularly cinema posters. The…

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Power of Primordial myth: Oberon, elf king

Oberon is king of the faeries. He appears in medieval and Renaissance literature, most famously in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which Oberon quarrels with his wife Titania, the faerie queen, over a changeling child. But his legend in more deep-seated than people realize, and is a mysterious mythical figure worthy…

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From the ground to the stars: Perseus freeing Andromeda

Perseus freeing Andromeda, 1791, terracotta, 129×50×69 cm – Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon (France) by Joseph Chinard. Here we see the perfect illustration of the purity of traditional art, and the aesthetic of the hand made, of quality over quantity, of craft over industry. A highly refined sculpture in the medium…

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Cultivating beauty

What I wish to discuss today is beauty and the cultivation of the feminine. In the West today, we don’t see much beauty. Our buildings are ugly, our fashions are dowdy and drab, our language is littered with mindless profanity and the popular culture presented to us is shallow and…

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On Heroic Nudity

Heroic nudity is a concept  originating in classical (Hellenic) art whereby portraits and historical or mythical figures were portrayed nude. This is a common staple of true Western art which relates back to the golden mean and the concept of perfect ratios, how the parts of the body relate to one…

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Sorry, Helvetica, you’re not my type

Typographic design is a rich and sorely overlooked form of art, yet one that has a profound role in shaping our relationship with the world and the information we take in. Sometimes, the medium can be as significant as the message and this is underlined by the number of typefaces…

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A lesson from Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha’s Zodiac is an artefact from a time in which graphic art was the preserve of real, classically trained artists – or rather, a time in which the world did not make the kind of distinction between the two that it does now. Czech national Mucha (1860-1939) was a…

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Degenerate Abramovic commits usual attention-seeking stupidity

Some more typical Modernist nonsense here. Metrosexual screams all day in an art gallery in Sweden to represent some inanity or other. Opportunist Modernist Abramović once again ‘challenges our preconceptions’ and gains attention and accolades from institutional con artists and communists. What goes on in the tiny minds of art establishment…