Gustave Courbet‘s L’origine du monde is arguably the quintessential example of the male gaze in art history. The reaction to Deborah de Robertis’s performance art in the Musée d’Orsay powerfully … Continue reading Deborah de Robertis and Courbet (NSFW)
Some things I’ve looked at lately just didn’t fit in my recent papers. That doesn’t make them unimportant. Language I love words, so this blurb on gendered double-standards in English … Continue reading Links barrage
Seven hundred pages of research and note-taking later, I was floored by déjà vu. As George Santayana’s epigram scolds, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” … Continue reading The One and Only Original, 2nd ed.
A classmate serendipitously heard about a performance called “Shooting Stars” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Amy and I went, and it was excellent. There were many fascinating performances and installations, … Continue reading It’s all about the ice cream