Ralph Hertle

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About Ralph Hertle

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    Ralph Hertle
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    Inventing, Product Design and Engineering, AEC CAD, MicroStation CAD, 2D and 3D Designing, and Luxology Rendering.

    Fine art painting and pastel drawing.

    Web Site: bluestardesign.us

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  1. $$$$$$ Your ad-hominem name calling to diminish my character is uncalled for and is discourteous. The other poster's monkey-face avatar is nonetheless grossly horrible, and your sideswipe at me was mean. More mean than the ugly avatar that you apparently approve. Regarding the prefix, http:// , for the domain name, bluestardesign.us, I'd say that you may have a constructive, and possibly helpful, point of criticism. Ralph Hertle
  2. My works now have a place for display. See the new web site at, bluestardesign.us Fine quality digital prints are now avaiable for sale. The site is currently under construction; and not all of the elements have been placed. For example, descriptions of the works and ordering information have yet to be added. See the site for more information. Print image sizes are negotiable. I'll be adding more works, including pastels and human figure drawings. I'll also be creating pages that will display my professional work in architecture and product design. Enjoy. Ralph Hertle
  3. Ayn Rand was totally correct in her definitions and greater philosophy. Also, the monkey-faced member has no place in a civilized forum. Get rid of it.
  4. Ayn Rand would have said here, what she said many times, that you should: "Check your premises." She meant that every individual should verify every idea they use in all of their logical thinking. At another time she said that one should evaluate and verify every concept they use as a basis for their own philosophy. [paraphrased] She meant that in that sense that Objectivism should strictly adhere to the facts of existents in reality. Nor was an idea to be considered to be open to emotions, conjecture or consensus; just the facts. She said that an individual should write new definitions for ev
  5. Bob, I don't read you actually asking this question. I read it as follows: "How can anyone believe that a matter of taste be objective, since it can't be." Correct me if I am wrong. Michael
  6. Bob, I don't read you actually asking this question. I read it as follows: "How can anyone believe that a matter of taste be objective, since it can't be." Correct me if I am wrong. Michael Michael: YOU'RE WRONG. You asked. A simple reading shows that he is merely asking a simple question regarding the method by which taste is related to the principle of objectivity. You have assumed that objectivity is impossible, and that as a result the question of a relationship of objectivity and taste is unbeleivable. The original question refers to what means exists that the objects of art "out there"
  7. . Objectivist Living: I've posted these links to recent pictures that I made. They have some artistic interest, and since they are somewhat upbeat I thought that I would post them. The items: Three framed pictures done in pastels of girl figures, and one digital print of a fictional historic event in space. Logo for my company, Blue Star Houses LLC, Drawing, Spring, done in Crayolas and ink, My portrait from fall, 2008, I'm readying digital prints of two paintings that I made in the 1970s, Until Now [print of painting owned by Ayn Rand] Dynamis [sequel to Until Now, also a cityscape] I'm
  8. Roger Bissell: Ayn Rand's theory of aesthetics was a marvelous work in dealing with the classical forms af art as they are conventionally avalailable in the world. Her theory bases art in both metaphysics, romaticism, perceptible and plausible idealism, sytlization, characterization, cognitive and normative content, and realism. A longer list is needed. Her model for her theories was primarily literature. She was aware that cetain aspects of her theories did'nt extend to all of the arts. Her realistic and idealistic theories were, however, applicable to all the arts. What she didn't say is tha
  9. Roger: I was just writing a masterful reply to your philosophically timely question. Its the type of question that is discovered to need an answer before there can be any progress on the issue being discussed. I hit a keyboard key at the lower left, somewhere around the <shift> or <ctrl> keys, and my text just dissappered. Gone. I can't find it the text on the site. Who can tell. I may have accidentally hit the <delete> key. I don't recall. Can't the text on the site be made undisappearable? That is, until a piece is specifically double deleted or saved. And, ranting, wh
  10. John: The photo shows some pastel pictures that I did. The photo image of the girls is blurry, and the drawings are more crisp than they appear under glass. The digital print at the right is a portrayal of an idealistic historic event in space. Ralph Hertle
  11. . . . . . . Easy, easy there. You have some wrong premises, that if you had them governing your ideas, you would be right and far more persuasive. May I suggest watching the definitions being offered in the posts, and then mull them over, check them, and write your own versions. The arguments that are being posted will be sorted out. Try lurking. Evaluating ideas means taking more ideas and mulling them over to gain new conclusions. Then, all you need to do to confirm or destroy an argument is to ask a question. Ralph Hertle
  12. Okay, well, let me ask you this: If you were very wealthy and decided to establish an arts foundation which financially supported young talent, and then a skilled realist painter or romantic filmmaker, who you felt was more than qualified to receive support from your program, began spending all of his time (and your money) exploring wild abstraction as a means of expression which excited him, or if he was suddenly inspired by postmodernist architecture, performance and installation art and decided to incorporate its dark, eclectic aesthetic ideas into his work, would he still receive your foun
  13. Adjusted for inflation and other considerations, paying $200 for a painting in the mid 60s to early 70s (assuming that that's when Ralph's painting was sold) would be like paying about $1300 today. Paying $2000 would be like paying $13,000 today. From what I've seen of the art market, Ralph's painting was probably a bit underpriced at $200, but would have been overpriced at $2000. I'd estimate that in a reputable gallery today at last year's prices, it might sell for somewhere between $2800 and $3600. J / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Hello Jonathan, Thanks for the remarks. I don't know that a
  14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hello, John, Thanks for the pleasant thoughts. Thanks. also, for the wonderful poem regarding "Until Now". I hope that you publish that. Recently, I made an electronic image file of the print of the painting, "Until Now", and the result is a fine original size print. My plan is to make prints of that in the original size, and also in a smaller size. I don't know what store will want to carry it, and I'm thinking that a gallery to be named may be the distributor. The high-resolution digital print on new semi-matte finish art paper offers a way to get