Voting will conclude on Monday the 8th of October. Edit: voting has been extended to Friday, October 12th.
If you have any suggestions for the future direction of the rightist art research team, you may also voice them here. So far we have covered individual pieces, individual artists, and the natural next step might be to cover a specific genre. With that being said, any "study questions" you have that will help direct and inspire research are appreciated.
Last Edit: Oct 10, 2018 17:24:46 GMT by Ken (INTJ)
Post by Napoleoff (INTP) on Oct 8, 2018 18:08:41 GMT
Because of the rise in quality of the submissions in this round as compared to Rightist Art Round 1, and because of the convergence in quality that has also taken place, it has been much harder to judge this round than last round. On that note, you can be assured that if you ranked low the quality of your submission was still quite close to that of the first-placed entry.
1: Ken - Great essay about Carel Willink, very profound and concentrated points made about beauty and irony along with detailed art analysis and great pictures and some interesting tangential facts (about Arnold Bocklin for example).
2: Westernman - Great essay about a great literary figure W.B. Yeats and his perennial views and poetry.
3: Slotahimself - Another brilliant essay and a great introdution to a great lesser-known writer and poet, Clark Ashton Smith, with some nice touching meditations on Beauty, change, youth and aging. I will definitely be seeking out more of this guy's work on the strength of your essay.
4: Vennyflennard - An essay longer (compared to Ken's by a factor of four) than any other in this round, and with some captivating comparative reading about different authors. Only last because of the factor you pointed out yourself, namely that you strayed further from the question than any of the other entries.
To tell you the truth, I feel guilty putting any one of the top three in any position other than first because I loved all of them.
Edit: I feel it important to add that I also loved vennyflennard's entry and only put it last for the technical reason stated.
Reminder: everybody please vote before day's end. Thanks.
Post by slotahimself (INTP) on Oct 9, 2018 0:50:14 GMT
The quality in this round is much higher for sure, I think a wealth of fascinating topics were unearthed by everybody and everything was certainly worth the time to read. All these are really close for me.
1. Napoleoff - My favorite entry, was really well presented and the fact that you somehow managed to do that project with the subtitles and the Tragedy of Man is an unreal amount of effort that the world can enjoy. I asked you a few questions about what you thought in your thread but by the time I watch your subbed movie myself I might be able to answer it. Still want to know what you have to say though.
2. Ken - Very clean and to the point. I actually listened to some of your criticism of how everyone received the artwork on the podcast and think you were right. I might have come off as a little pearl clutchy but ultimately I just find some of the artwork uncomfortable just on a visual level, not in terms of representation or intent. I did state it was effective though and I maintain that after a week of thinking about it. I'm not too well versed in visual art and painting and if you ever extended the artwork topic again I'd hope you would do a similar entry sometime.
3. Westernman - To my embarrassment I've never read a thing by W.B. Yeats in my life, I don't know how that slipped by me. You've convinced me to put down my current book to go over his writing. You definitely picked a solid candidate though, I don't think you can really argue that he isn't ultimately rightist as you showed him. I'll have to see for myself but it seems you made the case.
4. Vennyflennard - I actually liked yours the most in certain contexts and I think there's tremendous value on what you set out to do. I think you laid out a bit of a theory that I hope you (and us) keep on hand to revisit to maybe nail down some of the more specific attributes that you were putting together. It was fun to read too, made a boring day at work better for sure.
1. Napoleoff. Great focus and dedication to your project. Not only of personal value to me, but allows for greater evangelism of Jankovics throughout the English speaking world. 2. Westernman. You made an excellent selection with Yeats and invited deeper exploration. Clear and well structured. 3. Slotahimself. Though you encountered issues with formatting, your investigation of C.A. Smith was educational and informative. 4. Vennyflennard. You cannot be faulted for lack of effort, however, I will refer my telos for this academy. The internet (and digital-right generally) is dispersed as a series of interconnected, redundant nodes.
Though it is now late, I invite Venny and Westernman to submit late votes so I can adjust global rankings and award new directorships. I will extend that invitation until Friday and then close voting.
Post by vennyflennard (ENTP-A) on Oct 11, 2018 13:16:55 GMT
Very good efforts by all.
1. Napoleoff: very nice continuation of your previous work 2. Ken: informative, good consice style, slick multimedia format 3. Westernman: Powerful presentation of rightist strains of thoughts that are drawn together and linked through Yeats work, clear analysis of the scope of his intentions/vision 4. Slotahimself: good research, you found a writer very relevant to the topic at hand, your peice certainly opens up frontiers of further discussion in that it touches on a large body of esoteric symbols and motifs worth exploring.