Tag: drawings

Mimesis

“What if we understood mimesis not so much in terms of representation, but, as Adorno suggests in his Aesthetic Theory, literally as a form of imitation, of mimicking, of doing impressions of nature? To draw a mountain is to mimic it, and, as a form of mimicry, a magical form of becoming. Mimesis, as a magical practice, is a […]

watching him sleep

    “For as long as man has painted, he (and it usually is a he) has painted his lovers. Look at any of the great works of Western art and, chances are, you will find a mistress, girlfriend, wife or prostitute centre stage.”  — Kathryn Hughes