Comments on: Six degrees of separation in American history, law, literature, and art http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/25/six-degrees-of-separation-in-american-history-law-literature-and-art/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:32:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Monocle Man http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/25/six-degrees-of-separation-in-american-history-law-literature-and-art/comment-page-1/#comment-133 Sun, 27 Jan 2008 00:22:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/25/six-degrees-of-separation-in-american-history-law-literature-and-art/#comment-133 That painting looks like the cover of one of my old Dungeons and Dragons modules from 1978.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/25/six-degrees-of-separation-in-american-history-law-literature-and-art/comment-page-1/#comment-132 Sat, 26 Jan 2008 23:00:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/25/six-degrees-of-separation-in-american-history-law-literature-and-art/#comment-132 That’s a little unfair to Cole, I think–but what I kind of admire (perversely) about “The Architect’s Dream” and others of his paintings is the effort to offer something to everyone. “You like architecture? Well, I’m going to put in something for everyone here, no matter how weirdly contrived.” It’s like that painting that artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid put together on the basis of a survey of what U.S. Americans like to see in paintings, and they ended up with a landscape featuring George Washington mingling with deer. (You can see the painting, as well as an explanation of the artists’ project, at http://junomain.wordpress.com/2007/07/11/taste-in-art-jane-davila/). Check it out–it’s pretty funny to see how closely it resembles a Thomas Cole painting!

Thanks for linking to me last weekend–stop by every once in a while, and I’ll do the same for baudrillardsbastard.blogspot.com!

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By: ortho stice http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/25/six-degrees-of-separation-in-american-history-law-literature-and-art/comment-page-1/#comment-131 Sat, 26 Jan 2008 22:48:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/25/six-degrees-of-separation-in-american-history-law-literature-and-art/#comment-131 Hi Historiann. Thanks for visiting and commenting at my blog.

There is a graduate student in my program writing a dissertation on Cole. Personally, I find Cole’s paintings to be hideous. I would rather stare at a Kinkade glowing cottage than a Cole landscape.

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