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Arthur Rimbaud

Di atas air hitam tenang bintang-bintang terlelap
Ophelia putih mengambang seperti bunga leli
Mengambang perlahan, ditidurkan kudung panjang..
–Trompet  berburu terdengar dari hutan nan jauh… 208 more words


Artist Quote of the Day!

“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”

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Art History

So I'm reading this book and I hate it

You know how sometimes you start reading a book and then realize it really sucks but hope that maybe it will get better? Some people just can’t quit on a book – I’m one of those. 596 more words


Thomas Gainsborough's 'Showbox' Paintings

On the 2nd of August 1788, English painter Thomas Gainsborough died in London at the age of 61. One of the most unusual artworks created by the artist, now on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is his experimental showbox with his back-lit landscapes painted in oils on glass, which allowed them to be changed and viewed like slides. 650 more words


Vivisection, decadence and Planned Parenthood

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, America’s advanced state of decadence, and Planned Parenthood. What do these three have in common?

Romanticism, the reaction against the Industrial Revolution and the rationalization of nature, warned us about controlling what the gods or God can only control. 479 more words


Roger Sandall's Blog: What Are Right And Left Anyways?

Here’s Roger Sandall’s blog (smart arguments against romanticism, among other good ideas).  I’ll snag two quotes:

His own description of his essays:

They attack modern decadence, defend science, and laugh at academic follies.

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Landscape Visions: 5 Vision beyond

The final type of landscape painting which is often lumped with the Burkean sublime is that in which the artist’s internal (or ‘higher’) vision starts to become dominant: most obviously in the ‘Romantic’. 3,854 more words