Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gerard ter Borch, nape of a young woman, detail, from "The Concert"

Gerard ter Borch: The Language of the Nape

The language of the nape is that of timidity; discretion; shame. The nape speaks without words, as if embarrassed by the idea of language (the language of painting); shamed by the will to express, to communicate. The nape hints at

Gerard ter Borch, nape of a young woman, detail, from "The Concert"

Gerard ter Borch: The Language of the Nape

The language of the nape is that of timidity; discretion; shame. The nape speaks without words, as if embarrassed by the idea of language (the language of painting); shamed by the will to express, to communicate. The nape hints at

L'heure d'été, Summer Hours, Olivier Assayas

Review: Summer Hours, Olivier Assayas

“What I wanted to do was to capture the facade of the kaleidoscope of reality” – Olivier Assayas, Berlin 2011 “In Time creative and destructive Proust discovers himself as an artist: “I understand the meaning of death, of love, and

L'heure d'été, Summer Hours, Olivier Assayas

Review: Summer Hours, Olivier Assayas

“What I wanted to do was to capture the facade of the kaleidoscope of reality” – Olivier Assayas, Berlin 2011 “In Time creative and destructive Proust discovers himself as an artist: “I understand the meaning of death, of love, and

The Fall of the House of Usher, Jean Epstein. spooky tree

fragments 0013 and 0014: Edgar Allan Poe and Jean Epstein – The Fall of the House of Usher

I had so worked upon my imagination as really to believe that about the whole mansion and domain there hung an atmosphere peculiar to themselves and their immediate vicinity — an atmosphere which had no affinity with the air of

The Fall of the House of Usher, Jean Epstein. spooky tree

fragments 0013 and 0014: Edgar Allan Poe and Jean Epstein – The Fall of the House of Usher

I had so worked upon my imagination as really to believe that about the whole mansion and domain there hung an atmosphere peculiar to themselves and their immediate vicinity — an atmosphere which had no affinity with the air of

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pensée 0007: Séances, Projections, Irradiations

To prepare for the séance, one must be seated, the room darkened, the walls lined with hushed velvet. Hands are linked and minds too, small ritual gestures to quell fear and heighten expectation. The spirit arrives with a rumbling, it

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pensée 0007: Séances, Projections, Irradiations

To prepare for the séance, one must be seated, the room darkened, the walls lined with hushed velvet. Hands are linked and minds too, small ritual gestures to quell fear and heighten expectation. The spirit arrives with a rumbling, it

fragment 0012: Walter Benjamin

TO THE PLANETARIUM If one had to expound the teachings of antiquity with utmost brevity while standing on one leg, as did Hillel that of the Jews, it could only be in this sentence: “They alone shall possess earth who

fragment 0012: Walter Benjamin

TO THE PLANETARIUM If one had to expound the teachings of antiquity with utmost brevity while standing on one leg, as did Hillel that of the Jews, it could only be in this sentence: “They alone shall possess earth who