An essay on the ordinary condition of most artists: being average, statistically normal, moderately successful--and not an outlier like Pollock.

An essay on reasons to mistrust claims that that (Western) artists have used science in their art, or that current art and science are linked.

An essay on the overuse, or misuse, of Charles Sanders Peirce's sign system in art history.

On the German Expressionist Emil Nolde, and his use of color, which was neither entirely unnatural nor abritrary.

On the confused uses of fractals by artists, and some mathematicians' sense of art: on productive misunderstandings.

A perennially unfinished project: an essay (or a lecture, or a book) giving reason why art historians should practice what they study.

A reply to a very eccentric proposal: that the Venus of Willendorf and associated "Venus" figurines are self-portraits.

A lecture on the limits of historians' acknowledgment of their own involvement and motives in their work.