The art work is, to be sure, a thing that is made, but it says something other than the mere thing itself is, allo agoreuei. The work makes public something other than itself; it manifests something other; it is an allegory. In the work of art something other is brought together with the thing that is made. To bring together is, in Greek, sumballein. The work is a symbol.

Martin Heidegger | Poetry, Language, Thought


 

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We should not start at the beginning, nor at the end, but where we are, in the middle.
 
Paraphrase of Augustine of Hippo

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These images are from a nude photography workshop I attended with Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill in Carmel, CA.

 


Weston, Edward H. "Shall I Turn Professional?" American Photography VI (1912): 620 - 23.


 
Last Updated: 2017-08-09

Sunday 27 May 2012

Parrhesia and the Portrait

The one who uses parrhesia, the parrhesiastes, is someone who says everything he has in mind: he does not hide anything, but opens his heart and mind completely to other people through his discourse.

Michel Foucault | Discourse and Truth: The Problematization of Parrhesia



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Foucault, Michel.  "Discourse and Truth: The Problematization of Parrhesia." University of California, Berkeley.  Oct. - Nov. 1983.  Ed. J. Pearson. 1999.
Last Updated: 2017-09-03