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Tag Archives: George P. Landow
There has always been an attraction of the Middle East for the Western World. Its an odd relationship with an aesthetic all its own.But it is based on an intentional and violent distortion of Arab society that is pervasive throughout … Continue reading
”…it becomes obvious that Max Ernst’s brilliant accomplishment consisted of having developed a syntax by which the employment of this found material could be controlled. For all their independence from traditional artistic techniques and the imitation of nature, it is … Continue reading
‘All hands on deck, we’ve run afloat!’ I heard the captain cry ‘Explore the ship, replace the cook: let no one leave alive!’ Across the straits, around the Horn: how far can sailors fly? A twisted path, our tortured course, … Continue reading
“The Raft of the Medusa,” while maintaining the symmetry of Poussin, changes painting once and for all. It is sculptural and architectural, but depicts no architecture. Two great overlapping triangles, suggesting both a ship’s sails and the ocean’s waves, define … Continue reading