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Modern Art as a Failure of Reason, Progress and Creativity

June 14, 2016

Modern Art as a Failure of Reason, Progress and Creativity.

By Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2016

Cubist Guitar by Arto Juhani Heino, 1982.

Cubist Guitar by Arto Juhani Heino, 1982.

     I will start this essay with a simple acknowledgement that it is not the artists personal outlooks that strike me with offense but their lack of sympathy with their audience, where sympathy should be the hallmark of great artistic achievement. Rather these artists revel in their ability to aggravate, distort, bamboozle, shock and show disdain to their audience , a gift to offend is held up like some great virtue of genius. It does not take a great mind to be a callus communicator, rather it takes a special type of cruelty to consider the ideas by Art Historians as a deep and meaningful dialogue with the viewer, this being said, it actually describes a Hegelian dialect with our society.

      To summarize the Hegelian Dialect as comprising three dialectical stages of development: a thesis, giving rise to its reaction, an antithesis, which contradicts or negates the thesis, and the tension between the two being resolved by means of a synthesis. The abstraction being the thesis, its reaction to the viewer being the antithesis, and the resulting fallout being the synthesis. All three have been predetermined and the results have been noted and used to push all and any agenda deemed useful in the arts to the benefits of others that have been predetermined.

Soto Portego by Mark Rothko

Soto Portego by Mark Rothko

     It seems to me that Rothko, Man Ray and his fellow art conspirators were some of the weaponized human chattel to begin a metaphysical world view called “modern art” in Europe, America and the rest of the international connections. They and many others helped to facilitate a vague minded elitist take over of the artistic academia, teaching students to go beyond the representational and focus on the abstract concerns, as all those who paint and draw, you are already mechanically and methodologically driven by abstractions involving color, line, direction, shape, execution and physical expressions. They simply hitched the reigns onto this existing fact and drove it as far as could be taken, using every verbal assault that could be mustered from Marxist Psychology, its progenitors and a new list of word salad that have been introduced and is still with us today.

Photography as Art by Man Ray

Photography as Art by Man Ray

     So the abstractionist from the beginning of the twentieth century were basically taking a normal well rounded artist, versed in their mediums, visual skills and hand crafts then placing an opaque lens to one of their basic tenets, the visual explanation of their abstracted physicality. So being handicapped in such a manner, they can no longer spell out the meaning in their work to the audience, they now must make it totally incomprehensible, by using the characteristics of artistic communication and purposely misspelling and randomizing so as to confound the observer and misdirect the true intentions to form a metaphysical assault to the viewer. A form of intentional lying with all the misleading dialogue built into the forms within the artwork.

      This has been a successful method to discredit artists from being connected to the audience, where now you must be “educated” to understand. The methods used in Art Schools have been a form of cultural Marxism and has served as a rich pallet where freedom of personal expression, without conscience, has been placed as a virtue beyond approach. Any non representational art has been elevated and considered worthy of public display. Semi-Abstracted works that have a particular stylist flare, has now taken the stage, where the infantile mentality is displayed without a murmur of dissent from critics, they have been trained well in this dialogue from the doctrine masters.

Mangalated by Arto Juhani Heino 2009

Mangalated by Arto Juhani Heino 2009

      Comic book art has also taken this and other fantasies and made a complete imaginary world where generations of children follow the physiological mapping that is truly devoid of any real history or science, where the metaphysical has almost a tangible reality, de-connecting any life enhancing observations to be replaced by a magical reasoning that captivates and entrances the young readers. The complete brain training of young minds has its highest expression in comic book art, one of the greatest successes besides the films of Hollywood.

      This cultural subversion has been completed by all the major art institutes, where the nihilistic qualities rain supreme and irrational dialogue between the observer and artist is a requirement, otherwise the labeling of representational art is considered quaint, parochial or just plain derivative of inane craft-work, devoid of profound understanding or perception, that is, according to the standards written into the doctrines of modern art institutions, which were written to exclude those who would like to start the true narrative of our current society. As modernism is not a cultural movement so much it is a false premise made for its own demise, purely a means to an end, a destruction and deconstruction of our reason.

      Looking earlier to an earlier art movement of Impressionism, it was never a revolt against the traditions of the art salons, it was the simple expressions of artists notations taken during the changing light and color of day, a quick shorthand to capture those fleeting moments. This art-form was never new, as all artist for thousands of years employs its techniques when painting from a live scene, the rendering can be then taken further as required. The much used method of studies, drawing, planning and draftsmanship is the other way to approach a subject, this methodology had also been swallowed by the modern academics and replaced with fanciful “isms”, where the representation of geometry was now akin to a religious experience.

     Pablo Picasso was a prime example of the self proclaiming that was very much of the tradition of the invading subversives and political revolutionaries at the time, he was encouraged to reflect the cacophony of a degrading society and a cultural war created by the bankers and by his portraits of mankind. This was not an art movement but a careful and deliberate assault on every aspect of visual notation and a way to annihilate any aesthetic progress by destroying the essentials of the artistic traditions and the observational histrionics. His work was enthusiastically promoted as a new outsider art that was actually insider art masquerading as such. The redefinition of art history was left to the the “Cultural Marxists”** to define and elaborate for the next 100 years.

Portrait of Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso

Portrait of Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso

     It has become a morass of symbology describing a degraded world without virtues but only shapes that define a metaphysical construction, built to delude you from questioning its authenticity, and only question the interpretation of the narrative. Where traditional art needed no such acclimatizing and re-education, as all is revealed in simple allegory obvious symbols and masterful light and shade, where rendering was the physical craft of expression, not the expression as a philosophical tenure.

Quoting George Braque (1882-1963)- “Truth exists. Only falsehood has to be invented.”

      Here is a classic example of explaining clearly what the great cubists had invented for public consumption, they already knew when the story of modern art was to be written, that it would find a completely invented form with its shallow vestiges and all its circular arguments made by those abstract pioneers.

Quoting Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), “Nature and art, being two different things, cannot be the same thing. Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.”

     Here is another gem for the grist, where the reality that nature and art are actually the same thing, only the physical representation is not the physical nature, but the nature of the materials and the nature of the human who wields them are very much the same thing. His last sentence explains nothing, as it is self contradictory, “through art we express”, expressing is human nature at its most profound, where “conception” now becomes an abstract that has been invented to explain away the two dimensional description of a visual scene or an idea from the mind.

     Where in reality painting has never been any more than a descriptive language used by artists to convey a meaningful dialogue with the viewer, it is in the nature of the artist that he be as truthful to his intention as possible, otherwise he cannot be an artist, only a charlatan, masquerading as a gifted craftsman, while just being a well versed house painter.

Modern Life by Arto Juhani Heino 1986, Gouache on Board

Modern Life by Arto Juhani Heino 1986, Gouache on Board

Halloween Chalk Art Day 2

October 29, 2014

A great start for the day, the first location was in front of an abandoned factory, very spooky. I pulled out all my chalk gear to realize I left a tray of my essentials rubbing implements at home, time to improvise. I drew the “Pumpkin Ghosts” first, it was a total blast as the locals were impressed by my Halloween Hat. I was given an old tea towel, this was my savior, off I went and worked the chalk with linen.

The next two “Warning Teeth” and “Caution” were fun as the locals had a great laugh at my hat and my antics while I was drawing. The word has got around and all the locals are coming to have a look at the work. A great day, regards Arto.

Pumpkin Ghosts

Warning Teeth


Live Show

September 28, 2014

I am working towards a lecture and live show with live Painting,Tesla Coils, Poetry, Songs, Sacred Geometry and Free form Jazz….. what more can a man do without exploding on stage.

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Tesla Coil Conversations

April 4, 2014

Tesla Coil Conversations

by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2014

Memories of Tesla and 1000 other coils

Arto and Fred standing in front of a Large Cylindrical Tesla Coil, in the workshop and home laboratory of Arto Heino:

Arto: “Stick your hand in at the base of that big Tesla coil and tell me if the voltage is big”, he said while grinning wryly.
Fred: “No way man, I can see the high voltage at the top, which means I might die, because it is the current that kills”, jumps back while he exclaims, being puzzled by his own instinctive understanding.
Arto: “Well said, how did you figure that out?”
Fred: “Just hanging around you, by watching how you avoid touching the primary and any part down at the base of the coil”

He looks around the workshop and sees lots of different balls sizes and some toroids, he can see that they attach to the top of the Tesla coil.

Fred: “Why have you got that ball on top?”
Arto: “To store the reactive charge into the dielectric around the ball while the dielectric component is reflected at the anti-node and will be transformed back to the magnetic component at the base which is reflected by the node, all this happens during each cycle at its natural frequency and is the due to it’s standing wave resonant structure, which relates to the length of the wire being the quarter of the wave length of its natural frequency, while also adhering to the balance of two components the inductive which is the magnetic component and the capacitive which is the dielectric component at the same frequency,”
Arto: “To simplify they act as polar opposites both have reflections at the opposite node, Magnetic/Node, Dielectric/Anti-node, so simple no complicated explanation necessary. This sort of knowledge makes theoretical and mathematical people nervous.”
Fred: “Wow that changes a my way of thinking, they never told me that at school”
Arto: “I understand, sometimes understanding something is not easy, you have to be able to fail and disappoint yourself to get past those prejudices”

Now they are standing in front of a bench with lots of coils, capacitors and power supplies:

Fred: “What’s with that other coil, there is no sparks or ball?”
Arto: “Oh that is a half-wave system, that doesn’t use a reactive transformation like the Tesla Coil. It just swaps between the Voltage/Current transform, but in a nodal resonant fashion, by the length of the wire being half the length of the wave length of its natural frequency.”

Fred points to another fancy coil on the bench:

Fred: “That one their has a ball at either end, and a thick primary in the center.”
Arto: “That is another half wave system, but this one also has capacitive reactive exchanges at either end, it acts like two Tesla coils joined at the base.”

Fred walks over and flicks the switch that is labelled “LC circuit”.

Fred: “Then what’s this other one here, it has a Capacitor and Coil, but it sparks are small”
Arto: “That is similar to the Big Tesla Coil, but it only resonates between the reactive components not the nodal structure, the wire length only relates to the amount of turns and an increase in inductance”
Fred: “Oh so you are saying that resonance can be number of exchange devices”

Fred picks up a long cylindrical neon tube and walks over to the Tesla coil:

Fred: “Check out that Neon light when you bring it to the top of the coil”
Arto: “Yes, that is the high charge density around the top capacitance, it affects the neon inside the tube and makes it fluoresce, that’s why they call it a florescent tube”
Fred: “The light is not bright down here”
Arto: “That is because the alternating magnetic component does not affect the neon in the tube, and the dielectric charge density is low just like the voltage but having said that the current density is high”

Now they are standing in front of a industrial neon light fitting, using a multimeter:

Fred: “How come when I measure the small neon transformer here it only shows 120 volts”
Arto: “That’s the voltage just to maintain the florescent activity in the tube, the ignition circuit starts the florescence and is part of the same transformer, it just creates a inductive high voltage charge when the starter switches”

“It is not hard to teach people to look but its takes a lifetime to educate those to see.” – Arto Heino

This could be one  my last post on WordPress, due to slow sales of my book and lack of support for my work, I will be moving my previous posts and they will be only available as PDFs, sorry I given a lot of my work for free and do not know if I can continue with this blog, good luck to all the experimenters and researchers. Regards Arto.

Book Release – Talking to the Birds

November 15, 2013
Talking to the Birds

Talking to the Birds

“Talking to the Birds”, by Arto Juhani Heino, Volume I, is now available on, 12 Chapters, 356 pages over 250 illustrations and over 70 charts. A diverse compilation of essays, studies and illustrations in the underlying designs and principles behind some of the Arts, Sciences and with some social commentary, taken from an Artists perspective on the world he studies. A book where Art, Engineering and the ancient world meet. Highly illustrated , with artwork, numeric tables, geometries, designs and schematics. It has sections on Tesla, Hendershot, Don Smith, Moray, Sixto Ramos and Ucros. This is Volume I, Volume II is being complied at present.

Here is a pictures that shows some of the backlog in hand written books waiting to be converted to material for next couple of volumes.


I would like to thank all my readers and those who have helped me to bring my work to the public, I am working hard on the next couple of volumes. Watch my blog for some interesting new articles. Regards Arto.