Tag Archives: David Halperin

birds of prey

Very angry birds. Hard to believe. In fact, superficially, it triggers disbelief. Can we blame the system of capitalism, neo-liberalism imposed on third-world countries, or rather perversely, is this their Thorstein Veblen response of raising status and distinction by being … Continue reading

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MANET & MORISOT: AMBIGUITY BETWEEN PLEASURE AND DESIRE

“For Realist painters at mid-century, the experience of the senses was not something to be allegorized. It was something to be given to the viewer full-on. Such a statement became a philosophical position. It was part of the materialist view of the world … Continue reading

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