Category Archives: modernism

Confessions of a Roussellâtre

or, simply this: I am not fluent in French and therefore have no real right to call myself a Roussellâtre, considering some of his principle works have never been translated into English. Advertisements

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Kenneth Goldsmith User’s Manual Part 2

nobility…. is a violence from within that protects us from a violence without. It is the imagination pressing back against the pressure of reality. —Wallace Stevens, from The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words [page 665 The Library of … Continue reading

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Impressions of Warhol

People are always calling me a mirror and if a mirror looks into a mirror, what is there to see?—Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol There are artists we come to early in life, embrace right away and absorb … Continue reading

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On Manet

Manet is one of the most intriguing and one of the strangest painters in history. It is my view that before modernism in the arts was even established Manet was what we today call “postmodern”. This idea may appear radical … Continue reading

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Class Notes: There’s no turning back…

second note for The Modern and the Postmodern with Professor Michael S. Roth Something Professor Roth said in one of this week’s videos sparked today’s note: that Jean-Jacques Rousseau, far more a diagnostician than a physician, did not believe we … Continue reading

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