Richard Wollheim: the aesthetics of painting; psycho-analysis.
Alfred Lessing in zijn verzet tegen de esthetische relevantie van vervalsing, mengt de twee betekenissen die “esthetisch” heeft. Hij zegt dat we esthetisch het verschil niet zien tussen een origineel…Read more
It is an instructive exercise to compare so-called iconic images (as in: photographs) to paintings that have become an icon. A clear example of the latter would be Picasso’s Guernica,…Read more
A Kind of Depiction? Would one recognise exactly what is depicted by some piece of music? Try this experiment: Perform a piece of music notable for its pictorial nature, hand…Read more
1. Indeed. He knows his musicians best, and has written his piece with their powers in mind. In this “proper” (not: original) performance he can “correct” the orchestra, and, perhaps…Read more
Polymodality, the synchronous perception of the world through several of our senses, is of the essence of many things. Perception is by an embodied agent, and what is perceived is…Read more
I have always understood Lacan to be arguing that children at a certain age move from the imaginary to the symbolic, and that this transition takes place with their introduction…Read more
Any reader of Kafka’s stories realise that in them people do not communicate. In fact, it is the break-down, no, the sheer impossibility of communication that makes for the alienated…Read more