You know when you park your car next to an identical car and you get all excited like, “My car! He found his long lost twinsie! After ALL THESE YEARS!!!”??
I feel so proud when friends tell me their parents like me. Like damn right they do, I am a delight.
For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.
The CIA also backed Iowa and creative writing MFA programs in general.
This article kind of buries and doesn’t go into the reasons why they backed abstract expressionism specifically - they quote a former CIA asshole and probably current asshole saying
It was recognised that Abstract Expression- ism was the kind of art that made Socialist Realism look even more stylised and more rigid and confined than it was. And that relationship was exploited in some of the exhibitions.
but socialist realism was not the only politically left “representational” art going at the time - the article mentions Rockefeller as a big booster of abstract expressionism; it doesn’t mention that he started doing this after he saw the Diego Rivera fresco he commissioned, freaked out, and destroyed it
basically - they saw a.e’ism happening and were like, oh, perfect, no opportunity for overt political statements here, and threw a lot of money at it.
I wear men’s deodorant all the time because it smells awesome and works better, but hot damn I just bought a new one and now I think I’m attracted to my own self.
not changing ur url to maintain your brand recognition
I don’t think I’ve changed at all since I was a child? I look exactly like I would have expected baby-me to look like as a grown up.
please i am at work and so bored
Sometimes I question what I’m doing with my life and where I’m headed… and then I reconnect to ceramics and I feel better about things and what I’m doing and what I’m striving for.
I adulted today!
- called financial aid office for money reasons
- made a resume to submit to my job so they can change my employment status
- mailed several registration forms for craft events for my ceramics shit