Grace Hartigan, The Massacre, 1952
From the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art:
Hartigan was part of New York’s Abstract Expressionist movement during the 1950s. Hartigan’s gestural paint strokes are an excellent example of the physical nature of the Abstract Expressionists’ painting style. By the late 1950s she had become well known and was the only woman included in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition The New American Painting, which traveled to eight European countries.
The humanities give us a chance to read across languages and cultural differences in order to understand the vast range of perspectives in and on this world. How else can we imagine living together without this ability to see beyond where we are, to find ourselves linked with others we have never directly known, and to understand that, in some abiding and urgent sense, we share a world?Philosopher Judith Butler on the humanities as a tool of empathy (via explore-blog)
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Sold for £18,750 at the Under the Influence sale, 13 December 2012, London.
Et voila ce que je dis à mes étudiants : si vous êtes une femme, ne vous identifiez jamais à Elizabeth Bennet, et si vous êtes un homme, ne vous prenez pas pour Darcy. L’auteur est le seul modèle. C’est lui qui tient les rênes, c’est lui qu’on doit suivre.Martin Amis (via unejeunedemoiselle)