Tag Archives: Martin van Meytens

matchmaker: hatch a match

Maria Theresa, Queen of Austria was a die-hard matchmaker. Even amid her sorrows in the 1760’s from losing husband and children, and daughter-in-laws to smallpox in the latter two cases, the Empress continued with her marriage plans. The oldest daughter, … Continue reading

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absolutely sweet marie

Michael Haneke wins the Palme D’ Or again. Austria. The perplexing, contradictory and often ambiguous battle ground between the liberal enlightenment, the tradition of Vltaire and Diderot and its almost strange complicity in producing a counter-Enlightenment in the person of … Continue reading

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vienna: codes unknown

Slavoj Zizek once said the fundamental principle of Freudian psychoanalysis, that of the “discord between the logic of the psychic apparatus and the demands of reality”; Stanley Milgram once termed the area formed between Budapest, Prague and Vienna, the Golden … Continue reading

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the breaking package

The country that gave us Sigmund Freud, Stanley Milgram and Friedrich Hayek economics.That gave us Josef Fritzl, and Hitler and Viktor Frankl and Wittgenstein. And Ludwig von Mises. And Schubert and Wilhelm Reich.¬† Always an uneasy blend between Eastern and … Continue reading

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REQUIEM FOR A GENIUS

”Form is essential to art in that it mediates content. Form is the artifacts coherence, however self antagonistic and refracted, through which every successful work separates itself from the merely existing. …what can rightly be called ¬†form in artworks fulfills … Continue reading

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