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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Dan Deeny

Well, I tried to listen to this. Pretty tough going.

Carl E. Olson

Dan: Some of his work can be tough sledding, and there is some I've never warmed to. But the "Seven Words," while quite modern in style, are powerful.

Kathleen Hughes

I was part of a choir that performed the " Seven Last Words" some years ago, and it still remains one of the most powerful musical and spiritual experiences of my entire singing life (over 40 years of it). Our audience was equally move. In spite of having various levels of musical comprehension, all in the performance hall came away touched deeply by the Passion of Christ.

Manuel G. Daugherty Razetto

Modern Art cannot be marked as a gradual effect of an advancing age; it is a thrust that took the 20th century by surprise. Though it had its infancy before, naivety and ignorance turned then and even now, the western world into a bystander ready to be fooled.

The enemy of our Civilization (for those with open eyes) has many branches, extremities. One of them aims at the destruction of what we call Art; which is the human skill to imitate or design beauty. It implies proportion and shape, etc. that inspires delight in us.

By controlling all or most of producing, teaching, buying, selling, judging and beyond that the great museums as well, a new so called understanding of what is art has been created.

One can see that beauty has little to do with modern art. Ugly, uninspired or childish paintings have become masterful pieces worth millions. The brevity of this medium forces me to cite just two examples of such aberration.

1- Willem de Kooning's 1949, "Woman" sold at Christies
in Nov. 1996, fetched $ 15.6 millions. A reasonable human would label it as plain ugly.
2- Any painting by Picasso where women are portrayed as freaks that have horse noses, hands with four fingers and sick eyes.
They were both frauds.

Music, Sculpture, Architecture,
Literature, Theatre etc, have not escaped this madness.

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