Tag Archives: Neo-Platonism

DOCTRINE OF DUPLICITY

” For that small matter of lies”, wrote Machiavelli,”I am a doctor and hold my degrees. Life has taught me to confound false and true, till no man knows either”. In ”The Prince” his personal confession becomes a general rule; … Continue reading

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HEAVEN AS A TENSE & DISQUIETING PLACE

The central incident in El Greco’s painting, ”The Burial of Count Orgaz” is a vulgar and morally pointless miracle. The painting was done to remind a reluctant parish of its feudal duty. Most of the proceedings preceding and surrounding the … Continue reading

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PRIMAVERA AND THE HERMETIC OCTAVE

Interpreting the mythology of a work of art may fall under the domain of the ¬†art sleuth, and an intrepid one at that.Take for example Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece, ”Primavera”. Those who are willing to settle for a poetical tableau and … Continue reading

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