Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday December 6, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:09 AM
Shining Forth

Abstraction and Faith

On Kirk Varnedoe’s National Gallery lectures in 2003 (Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, Sunday, May 18, 2003):

“Varnedoe’s lectures were ultimately about faith, about his faith in the power of abstraction, and abstraction as a kind of anti-religious faith in itself.”

et lux in tenebris lucet
et tenebrae eam non conprehenderunt


Mihai Spariosu on Heidegger:

… the mirroring …
is to be conceived of as
a shining forth, a play of mirror flashes,
as it were…. The four “mirrors”
emerge into presence as light
  at the same time that they converge….

The above image:
Axes of Reflection
and Annunciation,
the latter being a detail
of a fresco by Giotto
on the cover of
The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace.

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas.

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