"Like a man who falls in the snow, Manet has made a hole in public opinion."
- A man called Champfleury, writing to Baudelaire
The moment I read this, I thought of great artists of no little controversy (then again, which great artist isn't?) of all periods of history -- Michelangelo, Titian, Durer, Turner, Duchamp, etc. -- trudging and then tripping in snow piled several feet high, shouting and abruptly disappearing beneath the pristine white surface, leaving behind great genius-sized holes.
posted at 1:50:22 am
2. As "Americana" defines itself as artefacts of American culture, "Gloriana" consists of the artefacts of my culture.
home | contact | profile
art blogging body childhood consumerism dream durr family fashion film history humour internet language lit nerd people poetry rant romance school sex social relations toronto ttc work