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Basically-“yearly”-at-this-point Daily Quote #62

“We have referred above to the debate over whether the interpretation of artworks requires an inquiry into the maker’s intentions. This debate, which centered, naturally enough, on the case of literature, has witnessed confident assertions to the effect that this … Continue reading

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Jargon, What’s Art, and Recent Prizes.

I am currently taking a paper on Fine Arts Research. I have only had a few classes, but it already seems much less oppressive than our misleadingly titled “Critical Studies” papers, which I’m glad to have behind me. It is, … Continue reading

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Daily Quote #60

If “art for art’s sake” means for truth’s sake, or for beauty’s sake – to express nature as well, and with as good workmanship as one can, one cannot have a better motto; but if it means that the object of … Continue reading

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Daily Quote #59

I am anxious that the world should be inclined to look to painters for information about painting. I hope to show that ours is a regularly taught profession; that is scientific as well as poetic; that imagination alone never did, … Continue reading

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There are too many layers…

…I’m trying, trying, trying to bring this essay together, but that is what I have realised. There are too many layers of wrongness to the wrong arguments. What looks, on its surface, like a potentially simple post-colonial argument from Ngahuia Te … Continue reading

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Painting: Brickwork #2

Brickwork Series: Brickwork #1 – Brickwork #2 – Brickwork #3 – Brickwork #4 Doing art is hard, and it can hurt people. It can hurt people for all sorts of reasons – for good reasons and for bad reasons. I … Continue reading

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Trying to clear my thoughts about “Logocentricism”

When thinking about the horrors of this course, or when someone asks me why I don’t think “logocentricism” is a bad thing, I have this analogy that flicks through my mind. It’s never quite crystallised. It has problems that I … Continue reading

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