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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Art Issue*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:25 AM

“… the beautiful object
that stood in
for something else.”

— Holland Cotter quoting an art historian
in The New York Times  on May 13

From a post of April 27, 2020 —

“The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity,
the whole meaning of which lies within the shell
of a cracked nut. But Marlow was not typical
(if his propensity to spin yarns be excepted),
and to him the meaning of an episode was not inside
like a kernel but outside….”

— Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness

The beautiful object —

Something else —

* The title is a reference to other posts now also tagged Art Issue.

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