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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

This is one of the greatest pictures ever taken.
This Picture burns a whole into my soul.
Those eyes have seen so much.

Schelling on the Sublime in Art

“For the difference between a beautiful and a sublime work of art rests only on the fact that where beauty exists the infinite contradiction is resolved in the object itself, whereas where sublimity exists the contradiction is not unified in the object itself but is merely raised to a level at which it involuntarily removes itself in the intuition, which then is as good as if it were removed from the object.”

-Schelling, Deduction of a Universal Organ of Philosophy, or Main Propositions of the Philosophy of Art According to Principles of Transcendental Idealism

Schelling prefigures Marion’s conception of the Saturated Phenomenon by about a century and a half.  In case you didn’t know, all of phenomenology’s best ideas can be found in 19th century German Idealism.

The Future of Public Arts Funding

“First there are programs I would eliminate. Obamacare being one of them but also various subsidy programs — the Amtrak subsidy, the PBS subsidy, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities. Some of these things, like those endowment efforts and PBS I very much appreciate and like what they do in many cases, but I just think they have to stand on their own rather than receiving money borrowed from other countries, as our government does on their behalf.”

Mitt Romney, Leaked excerpt from Fortune interview

From The Art of the Rural

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