Reading symbols

A short note on Goya’s “Red Boy” Portraits of children accompanied by animals have a long tradition in Spanish painting. Outfitted in a splendid red costume, this young boy, the son of the Count and Countess of Altamira, is shown with a pet magpie (which holds the painter’s calling card in its beak) a cage…

If Great Art is Dead, Who Cares?

in the words of Ellen Dissanayake: If we now abandon the ideology (or religion) of art that temporarily replaced the ideology of religion, is it enough for us to replace both of these – religion & art – with wit, in the form of clever humor, clever amusements, and with-it-ness? Our abandonment of false truths…

listen & look

Perhaps, after all, the best way of talking about what you love is to speak of it lightly – Albert Camus Aase Texmon Rygh, Møbius (rund), 2013. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen. Aase Texmon Rygh (b 1925), found her artistic vision at an early point, remaining faithful to it throughout her career. With exceptionally strong determination, she…

true art

Isn’t it strange how some authors manage to create a true masterpiece within just a few pages?! Here is one of the most compressed, significant, and strange texts I’ve ever encountered: Franz Kafka  A Country Doctor If you are interested in a surreal & energetic visual adaption of the story, have a look at this: . “The…

A recommendation:

Today I read this great conversation between David Winters and Anthony Brown – – I want to say that I read for the style, but I don’t mean ’style’ in the ’superficial’ sense … In the work of the writers I most admire, a style is always also a stance. That is, for them, a way of arranging words…