August 23, 2005
Avaunt! and quit my sight! let the earth hide thee!
Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold;
Thou hast no speculation in those eyes
Which thou dost glare with!
... Hence, horrible shadow!
Unreal mockery, hence!
—William Shakespeare, Macbeth III.4
In partial response to questions broached over here, I offer below a few more or less appropriate textual selections, lovingly transcribed for you at length...
It all wound up too large, in fact, to fit in a single post, so here's a quick menu of the authors on offer:
Arthur Danto, from The Abuse of Beauty
Joseph Koerner, from "The Icon as Iconoclash"
David Freedberg, from The Power of Images
Luc Boltanski, from "The Fetus and the Image War"
Roland Barthes, from Camera Lucida
Margit Rosen, "Shooting the Dead"
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"Never shake thy gory locks at me (a compendium)"
Posted by Dan at 01:27 AM