Friday, August 19, 2022

My Kid As The Kid And The Truth About Detail Porn

August 19, 2022

   Big clouds in the forenoon yesterday. Caught this scene at the Cahava Ranch Road turn onto Spur Cross Ranch Road.

Monsoon Majesty

   Rain hit about six last night. Really severe rain, almost hurricane level torrents. Lasted about an hour. Supposed to get another bout tonight.

   Going back into the archives and found these.

Daily Reworked Whip Out:

"The Rule Breaker" 

Daily Whip Out: "Miquilita Carrrera"

Daily Whip Out: "Celsa Knew"

   Don't tell anyone, but this last one—Celsa—is one of my favorite pieces in the entire upcoming Phippen Art Show. She is resolute and fearless and she knows the truth about what happened to the Kid. She's also sad and she's made peace with the outcome and she doesn't want to talk about it.

  I don't think I violated any child labor laws, but I do confess to using my children as models from a very early age. This is Thomas Charles as Billy the Kid holding hands with Paulita Maxwell at Old Fort Sumner. 

My Kid As The Kid

   The boy was a sport and I love the red tennies. And, here is Deena doing her thing as well:

Deena Posing for her dad.

   This was for an overly ambitious story about Honkytonk Sue as a horse trainer.

   One more salvo from a blog post I wrote about Frank McCarthy's art being labeled as "detail porn." 

Taking "Detail Porn" to Task

"If Frank McCarthy lived in Italy in the years 1500, 1600 he would have been considered another great Caravaggio and his work now would have been sold for millions and millions of $$$. His style has nothing to do with the idea that his paintings are "fine art" or not; of course they are! how many can paint and create work like he does...or did? There are those who paint hyper-realistic, realistic, impressionistic, abstract and more. The style is personal, you may agree with it or not, that's your problem. There are so many different collectors and art buyers and many are just as happy to view paintings like those painted by McCarthy!!! I would be more than happy to take that Frank McCarthy book off your hands, if you don't want it. Please let me know. Thanks...and please get rid of that stupid, inadequate and inappropriate "pornographic" connotation; McCarthy has nothing to do with it."

—Mr. Brave "Unknown"

   I love how the blog commentator, above, writes so bravely under the banner of  "Unkown".

   Here's where we currently are: basically good people are at the place where they want an authority figure to give their enemies hell, and when you find yourself at this juncture, you need to be ready for a very scary convergence.

"There are many who do not know they are fascists but will find it out when the times comes."

—Ernest Hemingway, "For Whom The Bell Tolls"

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