Category Archives: art

Grotesque: Ancient and Modern

Originally posted on anthonyhowelljournal:
“In the famous Kerch terracotta collection we find figurines of senile pregnant hags. Moreover, the old hags are laughing. This is a typical and very strongly expressed grotesque.  It is ambivalent.  It is pregnant death, a…

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Click Links!

Art is not created in a vacuum.  If you click on the “Links” link on my website (anthonyhowell.org)  you get to artists, poets, musicians and film-makers I admire as well as to a variety of my own interests. http://www.anthonyhowell.org/Links.htm

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Testosterone and Art

A very interesting article published on her blog by Nathalia J Calderon. It’s about testosterone levels and art – not sure I quite agree about the conclusion! http://nathaliajcalderon.wordpress.com//?s=testosterone&search=Go  

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Caprice

  There was an old man who said, ‘Hush! I perceive a young bird in this bush! When they said – ‘Is it small?’ He replied – ‘Not at all! It is four times as big as the bush!’   … Continue reading

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Grotesque: Ancient and Modern

“In the famous Kerch terracotta collection we find figurines of senile pregnant hags. Moreover, the old hags are laughing. This is a typical and very strongly expressed grotesque.  It is ambivalent.  It is pregnant death, a death that gives birth.  … Continue reading

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IMMORALISM

  And having thus created me, Thus rooted me, he bade me grow Guiltless forever, like a tree That buds and blooms, nor seeks to know The law by which it prospers so …   André Gide refers to these … Continue reading

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Fetishism and the Uncanny

  Remember how the media presented Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays towards the end of the last century: the idea was that X-rays allow us to see a person who is still alive as if he were already dead, reduced to … Continue reading

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