Friday, December 25, 2015

the animal subjects

Damien Hirst’s Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991, appealed to nationalistic taste with the same reassuringly Victorian ponderousness it treasured in the animal subjects of Edwin Landseer.

Marx to Sharks: Thomas Crow on the Art-historical ‘80s, by Thomas Crow, Artforum, April 2003.

He forgot his own personality by immersing it in that of others – which is perhaps the only way to avoid suffering from it.

Sentimental Education, 1869, by Gustave Flaubert, tr. Robert Baldrick

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