Tag Archives: thomas hess

yells of awe and anger

The death instinct laying claim. Death making a deposit on even the most modest and humble aspirations, dragging us over the abyss back to the primal aesthetic root; as Nietsche said, if you look at the abyss long it begins … Continue reading

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wrapped in the melodrama of vulgarity

Was the impulse of modern art to destroy beauty, to pitch renaissance notions of beauty into the dumpster? Behind De Kooning, was there a profound and embedded hated of women? He did say “flesh was the main reason oil paint … Continue reading

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