Supporting works by Nicolas Poussin
It’s a good day for my potential future as an art critic
a kind of subliminal inclusion of the intelligent spectator
the more magical, if aesthetic sense of time as an intangible presence of pervasive immediacy and ultimate consequence in an order of consciousness only the greatest art can hope to provide.
crayfish-men, frolicking among spinach, red beings moving about agitatedly: it’s apparently a bacchanal of flayed or sinister puppets
The meaning of this highly intricate composition seems to be that, from prehistory onward, the discovery of art has been the creative response of humankind to the shocking discovery of mortality. Thus, death’s claim to rule even Arcadia is challenged by art (symbolized by the beautifully dressed maiden), who must insist that she was discovered in Arcadia too, and that she is the legitimate ruler everywhere, whilst death only usurps its power. In the face of death, art’s duty—indeed, her raison d’être—is to recall absent loved ones, console anxieties, evoke and reconcile conflicting emotions, surmount isolation, and facilitate the expression of the unutterable.
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They are a narcissistic fantasy of self-birth; they give way to the delirium of the body producing its own knowledge.
For Western civilization, however, the
is an obstacle to be
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The problem of information exceeding comprehension continues throughout adult life (accounting, he adds, for the brooding of many intellectuals);