Art & Esthetics

Books & Essays on Art & Esthetics

The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand (1969)
“Art is a selective re-creation of reality based on the artist’s metaphysical value-judgments”

Metaphysics in Marble by Mary Ann Sures
This article was originally published in The Objectivist (February and March 1969) and is recommended by Ayn Rand in The Romantic Manifesto.

CliffsNotes for Atlas Shrugged
By Philosopher Andy Bernstein is now available online for free.

Literature

Paper Tiger Books
The Paper Tiger publishes books by or about – or of interest to fans of – Ayn Rand, Nevil Shute, Victor Hugo, and Frank Spearman.

Read with Me
Lisa VanDamme’s book reading club that will inspire you to read the classics.

Cinema & Movies

Scott Holleran
Lots of movie reviews. Scott’s writing, editing, and journalism include articles for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many others.

Sculpture & Painting

Sandra Shaw Sculpture
Sculptor and art instructor and speaker on art & art history.

On The Easel
Art commentary, thoughts, and miscellany by Bryan Larsen, master painter.

Quent Cordair Gallery
Since 1996, QCG has been the premier provider of contemporary Romantic Realism in painting, sculpture, and drawing.

Art Appreciation

Touching the Art
Luc Travers

Forgotten Delights
Durante’s succinct book Innovators in Sculpture: 5,000 Years in Two Exhilarating Hours is particularly good.

Cartoons

Bosch Fawstin
Eisner nominated cartoonist and author of The Infidel.

Cox & Forkum
Cox & Forkum is John Cox and Allen Forkum. The site features political and social commentary cartoons, primarily from an Objectivist perspective.