To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see...– Susan Sontag, On Photography
How Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy →
Do what you love and do it well. I’d rather get paid less to do something personally meaningful than force myself into a career that doesn’t resonate. The condemnation of a liberal, well rounded education is a tired argument, and we’ll be on an economic road to ruin if all college graduates saturate the tech market. Instead, let’s focus on equipping young students with...
Original paintings are silent and still in a sense that information never is. ...– John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Currently writing a short essay about this photograph (only click the link if you’re willing to see a naked man *gasp*). I’m supposed to “reflect on what the ‘look’ of the portrait may reveal in the sense that it ‘shows seeing’.” Uh huh. Lacanian gaze, Jean-Luc Nancy’s look of the portrait, Mieke Bal’s in-depth analysis of...
True painting, well, it looks. It looks at you. Its surface is a luminous look...– Interview with Jean-Luc Nancy, in Multiple Arts: The Muses II
No, no the word ‘anti’ annoys me a little, because whether...– Marcel Duchamp
The inescapable conclusion is that, sometime in the century between 1755 and...– Walter Kendrick, The Secret Museum (yes, it’s for research, I’m writing an essay about erotica and pornography in art, FTW)
As the activity of the mystic must end in via negativa, a theology of God’s...– Susan Sontag, The Aesthetics of Silence
For everyone on New Years Day: “So when the world knocks at your front door clutch the knob tightly and open on up and run forward and far into its widespread greeting arms with your hands outstretched before you, fingertips trembling though they may be.”