sardonic / theme
Beyond sarcasm lies the sardonic, last refuge of the recalcitrant cynic, where the most intellectual of ironies may be freely and thoroughly enjoyed. The associated pleasures include indulgence in mockery and derision, skepticism, and the exercise of wit. Whereas the cheap shot is merely sarcastic, the sardonic delivers the measured and cutting blow with tried and tempered steel.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.