The lesson
essay

The lesson

Do you remember your first inspiration? Not a fascination, but a true intoxication that leads to a direction, regardless of logic or absurdity; the beginnings of regret and sorrow or elation and spiritual awakening. These moments or fractured experiences that accumulate on the soul rarely become evident in full consciousness, but instead cruize the inward … Continue reading

Finishing Da Vinci
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Finishing Da Vinci

Originally posted on Angus Carroll's Blog:
Few people are as famous as Leonardo da Vinci. His paintings have become icons of civilization, his notebooks the quintessential expression of the creative and scientific mind. He is who we mean when we say ‘Renaissance Man.’ But he had a fatal flaw. For all his artistic and inventive…

A Clockwork Orange Comparison
Art / essay

A Clockwork Orange Comparison

Mannerism and A Clockwork Orange Film is unique among the arts. Compared with the lyrical cave paintings of Lascaux or Altamira, film was invented only yesterday, its influences are those entirely of modernity. More significantly, the art of film-making is not the exclusive province of artisans employed by aristocracy, but the domain of artistic republicanism, relying on the … Continue reading