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Friday, November 6, 2020

Dan Brown Enabler

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:09 AM

See as well Louvre  in this  journal.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Space Wars:  Sith Pyramid vs. Jedi Cube

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:18 AM

For the Sith Pyramid, see posts tagged Pyramid Game.
For the Jedi Cube, see posts tagged Enigma Cube
and cube-related remarks by Aitchison at Hiroshima.

This  post was suggested by two events of May 16, 2019 —
A weblog post by Frans Marcelis on the Miracle Octad
Generator of R. T. Curtis (illustrated with a pyramid),
and the death of I. M. Pei, architect of the Louvre pyramid.

That these events occurred on the same date is, of course,
completely coincidental.

Perhaps Dan Brown can write a tune to commemorate
the coincidence.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Art-Historical Narrative*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:25 PM

"Leonardo was something like what we now call a Conceptual artist,
maybe the original one.   Ideas —  experiments, theories —  were
creative ends in themselves."

— Holland Cotter in the online New York TImes  this evening

From other Log24 posts tagged Tetrahedron vs. Square —

* Phrase from the previous post, "Overarching Narrative."

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Personalities …

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:06 AM

For Dan Brown 

It’s a combination of elation and fear, a certain kind of terror,”
Dr. Scott-Warren, a lecturer at Cambridge University, said
Thursday [Sept. 19] in an interview, describing his feelings.

“As a scholar, you get a sense of the fixed landmarks,” he said.
“Suddenly to have a new landmark to come right up through
the ground is quite disconcerting; there’s something alarming
about that.”

Friday, July 28, 2017

Compare and Contrast

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:40 PM

From an obituary in this afternoon's online New York Times

"Mr. Morris published his autobiography, 
Get the Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism , in 1998."

The obit suggests a review of posts mentioning the film
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," starring Kristen Wiig. 

See as well Wiig and the Louvre Banquet Hall in  L.A. —

The book title Get the Picture  above suggests a review of
a different Louvre picture, starring Audrey Hepburn —

"Take  the  picture,  take  the  picture!"

Friday, February 3, 2017

Raiders of the Lost Chalice

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:30 AM

Personally, I prefer
the religious symbolism
of Hudson Hawk .

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday April 9, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 PM
Rhetorical Question

“What wine does one drink?
What bread does one eat?”

Wallace Stevens

Image from April 4, 2007:
the key date in The Eight
and the date that year of
Spy Wednesday:

Baugin: Bread, Wine, Chessboard

Nature morte à l’échiquier
 (les cinq sens),
“vers 1655, une narration
à valeur symbolique…”
Huile sur bois, 73 x 55 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Wednesday April 4, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:02 PM

Phrase:

Spy Wednesday

“The Wednesday before Good Friday, when Judas bargained to become the spy of the Jewish Sanhedrim. (Matt. xxvi. 3–5, 14–16.)”

— E. Cobham Brewer, 1810–1897, Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1898

Fable:

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Nature morte à l’échiquier (les cinq sens),
vers 1655, une narration
à valeur symbolique
Huile sur bois, 73 x 55 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris.Related material:
April 4, 2001,
The Black Queen

Monday, June 6, 2005

Monday June 6, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Order and Disorder

From “Connoisseur of Chaos,”
by Wallace Stevens, in
Parts of a World, 1942:


I

A.  A violent order is a disorder; and
B.  A great disorder is an order.
    These Two things are one. (Pages of illustrations.)               

IV  

A.  Well, an old order is a violent one. This proves nothing.
    Just one more truth, one more
    Element in the immense disorder of truths.

B.  It is April as I write. The wind
    Is blowing after days of constant rain.
    All this, of course, will come to summer soon.
    But suppose the disorder of truths should ever come
    To an order, most Plantagenet, most fixed. . . .
    A great disorder is an order.
    Now, A And B are not like statuary, posed
    For a vista in the Louvre. They are things chalked
    On the sidewalk so that the pensive man may see.

V

    The pensive man . . . He sees that eagle float
    For which the intricate Alps are a single nest.

Related material:
“Derrida on Plato on writing says ‘In order for these contrary values (good/evil, true/false, essence/appearance, inside/outside, etc.) to be in opposition, each of the terms must be simply EXTERNAL to the other, which means that one of these oppositions (the opposition between inside and outside) must already be accredited as the matrix of all possible opposition.’ “

Peter J. Leithart

See also

Skewed Mirrors,
Sept. 14, 2003


“Evil did not  have the last word.”
Richard John Neuhaus, April 4, 2005

Lps. The keys to. Given! A way a lone
a last a loved a long the


PARIS,
1922-1939

“There is never any ending to Paris.”
— Ernest Hemingway

Monday June 6, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:35 AM

Mot Juste?

From today’s New York Times, on the effort of Paris to be chosen as the host of the 2012 Olympics:

“‘To have the games would bring a little fun, as you say, a breath of fresh air,’ said Benoît Génuini, president of the French operation of Accenture, a global consulting company, on a balcony of the Louvre last week during an event to highlight the city’s cultural attractions as an Olympic host. He remarked that the country was morose and that the city itself had become a sort of museum. ‘The games would put Paris back in the saddle and lead it into the 21st century,’ he said, ‘get it out of its stupor.'”

Attributed to Dominique de Villepin, the new Prime Minister of France: words about his book on poetry–

“It tries to penetrate the heart of the poetic ferment, this secret place where words are made and unmade, where language is fashioned.”
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Villepin (l.) with President Chirac

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Wednesday March 23, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 PM
Spy Wednesday

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Nature morte à l’échiquier, (les cinq sens)
vers 1655 ?, une narration
à valeur symbolique
Huile sur bois, 73 x 55 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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