Author: Just Art.

The bogus religiosity which now surrounds orig…

The bogus religiosity which now surrounds original works of art, and which is ultimately dependent upon their market value, has become the substitute for what paintings lost when the camera made them reproducible. Its function is nostalgic. It is the final empty claim for the continuing values of an oligarchic, undemocratic culture. If the image is no longer unique and exclusive, the art object, the thing, must be made mysteriously so.

Above Us the Great Grave Sky by Sir Arthur S…

Above Us the Great Grave Sky by Sir Arthur Streeton – 1890

Canterbury Bells, Purple And White by Sir Ar…

Canterbury Bells, Purple And White by Sir Arthur Streeton – 1928

Windswept Girl by Akseli Gallen-Kallela – 18…

Windswept Girl by Akseli Gallen-Kallela – 1893

At a Bookseller’s by Viktor Mikhaylovi…

At a Bookseller’s by Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov – 1876

The Jeweled Hills by Joseph Kleitsch – circa…

The Jeweled Hills by Joseph Kleitsch – circa 1922

Alone in Paris by Theodor Axentowicz – 1887 …

Alone in Paris by Theodor Axentowicz – 1887

Acrobats (Festival in a Paris Suburb) by Vik…

Acrobats (Festival in a Paris Suburb) by Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov, 1876-1877

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by George …

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by George Leslie Hunter, c. 1923-1926

Interior with Afternoon Sun by Georg Nicolaj…

Interior with Afternoon Sun by Georg Nicolaj Achen – 1905