i haven't said enough...
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
  laura is wearing blue
  henri and stieglitz
Robert Henri and Alfred Stieglitz are two of the most influential artists since the beginning of the 20th century. One realist painter, and one pioneering photographer, these two individuals have paved the way to the success of American art.

Both are great adversaries - admittedly or not - of the Academy and the ideology of the Gilded Age. Henri saw himself as the rescuer of American art from the controlling assessment of American culture and society of the Academy, while Stieglitz was appalled of the Gilded Age's materialism and "cultural complacency". Both also surpassed their roles as great teachers: Henri being a man of great magnetism and arguably the greatest single influence in American art; and Stieglitz on the other hand was even called by Marcel Duchamp a great man with great judgment and primarily a humanist.

Generally, both have a similar goal: the betterment of American art. But the specifics of the hows and the whys are not quite the same.

Henri was a believer of the power of mass media, which is not limited to magazines and newspaper, and that such is a necessity for an American artist in the modern art world. It is of no surprise that the Armory Show he led in February and March of 1913 in New York was an astonishing success. Stieglitz in fact did a one-man show of his prints in his gallery to see how it would measure up against a highly-publicized show. The pioneering photographer found it distressing that many attend such commercially-inclined exhibitions and having paintings and other works of art as material commodities and not as spiritual forces. It is to note that wife Georgia O'Keeffe once said that Stieglitz works were "aesthetically, spiritually significant." Not to say that The Eight's works were shallow, but Stieglitz' works attempted to capture the poetic meaning of urban life, as compared to the Ashcan artists' seemingly careless brushstrokes.

Henri believed that the integration of American art to American society is by placing the reality of the society in the artworks, and by exposing these works to all. Stieglitz felt the same but such integration should be an individual choice. What Henri was trying to achieve socially, Stieglitz was trying the same spiritually. As we can see in today's situation, both are arguably successful.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
  who can talk to satan?
let him know i'm ready to make a deal.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
  my favorite girls
cousins meg and jen called me up earlier today but was in a class, i wasn't able to get back to them til like 6pm. they were asking where we can go here in pueblo...


pueblo pretty much shuts down at 9pm. for crying out loud, the mall closes at 6! there's this one place for college people, but they closed down a few months ago. the best thing to do really was to eat out and watch a movie.

went to my favorite place, ruby tuesday. meg has a frozen margarita and jen had this um, fishbowl of a blue drink.

there was a time, maybe when i was like 15, that i thought i'd never see these two ever again. and there i was, drinking with them. life sure has lots of surprises.
Friday, September 16, 2005
  colors are per-tty
Thursday, September 15, 2005
  this cowboy has gone home
give me my hat!


my name is Elias Martinez.


so you find my name in the book.
  this cowboy is going home

uncle abel told me that when he was around fifteen, he saw his dad breaking a horse. granpo lassoed the horse but the beast started running around. granpo tried yanking the rope to keep the horse down, but it was way stronger. the horse made him fly like he was superman. he just won't let go of the damn rope til he broke that horse's spirit.

granpo, you can let go now. it's ok, we'll be fine. we'll take care of granma.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
  dang, i feel so sick
saturday morning, felt soooo sick. had a terrible headache and a runny nose. i thought i'd sleep it off, so i slept the most of saturday.

then i had to go to work, which i thought would be ok, til around midnight, i threw up my breakfast. gave it some time before i ate my dinner, which i eventually threw up. by the time i got home this morning, i had a very bad headache, my sinus is all clogged up, runny nose, itchy throat, i felt cold.

and now, i have this bad feeling that the dinner i just had now is finding it's way back up... puta.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
  my new pair of glasses

my dorky glasses. weird thing is, it looks good on me :lol:
Monday, September 05, 2005
how could she?!!?
Sunday, September 04, 2005
it's sad that we can send our young americans to another country to bomb the shit out of them and yet we have people drowning in our own backyard and we can't get there quite fast enough.
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