Tag Archives: Poussin

The Invisible Greater Part

In ordinary life one doesn’t have to see or know exactly how things relate in order to do something useful with them. For one obvious example, a cook doesn’t have to understand what is going on chemically in the oven … Continue reading

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Depth Psychology, True or False

Theories like Ehrenzweig’s posit deep patterns permanent below the fluctuations of history. A critical perspective balks at this, and finds it suspect, at worst a fantastic escape from politics—fantastic hence no escape. The evidence for such theories is found in … Continue reading

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Tiepolo today

As I said in the previous post, I don’t necessarily agree with Stella’s assessment that Tiepolo is more distanced and restrained than the great Renaissance ceiling painters. I have included a couple of Tiepolo ceilings on this blog. Stella probably … Continue reading

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After Poussin

Following from the preceding post, the overloadedness (if the reader will forgive such an awkward coinage) of Stella’s work is attractive, to me at least, but it does present problems. For one it becomes more difficult than usual to grasp … Continue reading

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