Thursday, May 19, 2011

more notes

Monet, Renoir, Degas- sight was simply the sum of its light-- in terms of illumination
Reality is not waiting to be witnessed
Impressionist- "the gaze was out, the glance was in"
Cezanne- "with an apple I will astonish Paris!"
Courbet- "Let us be true, even if we are ugly"
Oscar Wilde "Life goes faster than Realism"
Rilke "Cezanne made the fruit so real that it ceased to be edible altogether."

Is it only now that Art has begun? -dP

"Art has carried the responsibility of the philosophy of art further than the philosophers of would have been capable. It was as if artists had to become their own philosophers in order to be taken seriously. -A. Danto

In order to consider Brillo Boxes as art, one would need to see how the history of art had evolved to a point where it was now possible for such a work to exist... to know something of the state of discourse of the art world, within which that possibility existed... Duchamp... Greenber...

Bildungsroman- as history of modern art

there is no reason inherent in the concept of art for painting not to exist

*painting is charged with resentments as a result of an artistic discourse trying to purge concepts of talent as unacceptably elitist

conception of art that is made by artist with certain ends in view
~from random slip of paper in my notes

without elementary disorder there is neither entropy nor irreversible process

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