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WELCOME ~ Art, Literature and The Examined Life


Art, literature, the examined life, artists, writers, novelists, philosophy, Socrates, Rodin, time travel, sculpture, what is art, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, Alexander Wainwright

 #art #literature #examined life Art, Literature and the Examined Life Welcome to… The MARY E. MARTIN TRILOGIES BLOG —the place for thought provoking ideas and lively discussion about art, literature and the examined life. Hope you’ll subscribe to this blog. Just fill in the form to your right. Why? If you love…         […]

DONALD TRUMP and the “OTHER”


How I came to Donald Trump. Today, I was in the mood to write about photography and started checking out the web for someone’s work which might inspire me. Within moments, I found an article and recording from NPR which compared the work of three photographers, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Toyo Miyatake, who had taken […]

ART or ~ NOT ART?


art, different kinds of art, propaganda, commercial art, social commentary, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Ai Wei Wei, toddler on beach, novels

Can propaganda be ART? The question of propaganda has become urgent in this day of “fake news”. When I think of propaganda in art, I immediately think of art from countries with very repressive regimes. Below [right side] we have the Russian worker proudly producing bombs for the defence of the country. The art is so […]

ART ~ the Remedy for Year End Blues


Happy New Year, 2016, holiday, War, Peace, Art, celebrate, spirit, overcoming fear, writers, painters, Hopper, Vermeer, J M W Turner, novels.

For me, war is the lowest and darkest expression of humankind. But ART is our highest and very finest expression of the human spirit. A lot of people say 2017 has been a tough year. Everybody’s fearful of something. At the end of each year, we review all the worst times that we and our […]

SEASONS GREETINGS


Christmas, Islam, Christian, Charles Dickens, short stories, guns, gun control, Mozambique. Tree of Life, Tree of Immortality, Christmas tree, art, novels, mythology. Religion, faith.

Seasons Greetings! Here’s a little Christmas/Holiday gift for you—four pictures and a story by the great story-teller Charles Dickens, himself [with pictures]!   After posting this picture of a beautiful Christmas tree, I began looking for images of the tree of life which symbolizes the interconnection of all life on our planet regardless of religion, faith […]