Tag Archives: Luchino Visconti

alchemy and attics: even nice trash finishes last

Arousing the liveliest regret in the dreamer…. The scrap heap of history. The trash heap of history.Discarded and abandoned objects on the pile of the dustheap. Shipwrecked artifacts left to ebb and flow. So, what does ecology, the green movement … Continue reading

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LIKE MOURNING COACHES WHEN THE FUNERAL IS DONE

Extravagant showmanship, a proclivity toward the taking of calculated risks, and unabashed greed- all salient features of the Venetian way of life- are epitomized in Francesco Guardi’s “Il Ridotto” , which also sums up the decadence of eighteenth-century Venice and … Continue reading

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SERIOUS MEN

”Receive with simplicity all that happens to you”, or so Rashi, the Jewish mystic sage is alleged to have uttered.It appeared in the opening scene of ┬áthe film A Serious Man.To which must be addeda Korean student is asking to … Continue reading

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VENETIAN MASKS & DIONYSIAN AMBIVALENCE

”An additional street sign reference to an ancient God is the word EROS, written in red neon across the street as Bill is buying entry into Milich’s costume shop. Eros is no less than the Greek god of lust, love … Continue reading

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