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Month: December, 2008

Narcissus

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                           “Narcissus“,  (c.1597-1599)
 
                       Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
 
                      (28 September 1571 – 18 July 1610)   
 
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in the myth of the beautiful Narcissus, he sees himself reflected for the first time in a pool, sees of course what others see, the surface    

but he’s confused, can’t see the forest for the trees, the id for the ego, the true for the superficial he knows quite well is there beyond what he’s been told again and again is beautiful, but that effortlessly and inextricably has always been just himself, just unsuspecting, unassuming Narcissus

to be beautiful, he inquires 

he will drown searching

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in truth and art       

Richard

psst: see also Salvador Dali’s “The Metamorphosis of Narcissus 

 

 

 

 

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                                   Stefan Lochner

 

                                      (1400-1452)

 

                       “Madonna in the Rose Bower”                            

                                                                     

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                                    for Christmas

 

                           I wish you faith in angels    

 

                                                    

                                          Richard    

                                                                                                                                           

 

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