All things related to communication in a very broad sense. Things posted in this category may be related to mass media but are certainly not related to it. In a more general meaning, communication is the process by which things come into relation with one another. It also has a lot to do with the concept of community, with the idea of gift and debt and, last but not least, with phenomena related to separation and destruction (as a side effect of the coming-together which is usually associated with communication).
☛ The Last Judgment (detail: “Paradise”) by Fra Angelico, tempera on panel, 1425–1430, San Marco, Florence. Large format retrieved from imgkid.com The representation is faithful to artistic tradition. In the highest part the Saviour calls the elect to Him with His right hand, while with His left He motions away the reprobate: around Him are […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 18, 2015 ― Published in Art, Communication, Painting | Tagged: Christianism, community, Fra Angelico, harmony, ideology, love, Paradise, participation, religion, saint, unity
Among other things, the end of the year is an opportunity for me to look back at what I wrote on this site in the past 12 months. For the 2014 edition, I’m adding a few words of comment to the traditional selection of significants posts (see previously 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). Those comments are […]
☛ New York Journal-American photographic morgue: “Dangers of Falling”, December 8, 1951. Rec. no. NYJA000663. © The Ransom Center. The official description goes like this: Illustrating the dangers of taking a fall during the decorating of a Christmas tree, for an article on what not to do during the holiday season. As the clearly-outlined shadows […]
A 3200-word essay I wrote on Jean-Luc Godard’s 3-D film Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) has been published at Berfrois: see “The Gaze of Interruption”. I discovered Berfrois a couple of years ago through a review of Michel Foucault’s Leçons sur la volonté de savoir written by Stuart Elden. Berfrois is a well-established “literary-intellectual […]