Tag Archives: Modern Art

doing battle with the muse: not a-mused

Is it intrinsic to modern art in general, a kind of withdrawal into a space, a locus of narcissistic preoccupation and obligation? A space where fear of the object leads to mistreatment of it. The aggressive and destructive impulses, which … Continue reading

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doctor’s orders

Vincent Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet captures the resignation and despair that characterized his last physician. Gachet touches a sprig of foxglove- a medicinal herb symbolic of his profession- and stares with devastating pathos into the void. The doctor’s … Continue reading

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Do-Ho Suh & Instant Karma

”Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions”,said Edgar Cayce.Dubbed the sleeping prophet, Cayce was in fact an interpreter of the dream state of consciousness. ┬áCayce believed in the law of cause and effect. He suggested that in the process of … Continue reading

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