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).
Love and truth touch by pushing away: they force the retreat of those whom they reach, for their very onset reveals, in the touch itself, that they are out of reach. It is in being unattainable that they touch us, even seize us. What they draw near to us is their distance: they make us […]
The faraway king of all the birds, the Simurgh, lets fall a magnificent feather in the center of China: tired of their age-old anarchy, the birds resolve to go in search of him. They know that their king’s name means thirty birds; they know his palace is located on the Kaf, the circular mountain that […]
☛ LACMA: “La Note ou la Vie” by Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), published in Le Charivari, February 15, 1850, lithograph, sheet: 9 13/16 x 8 1/4 in. (24.92 x 20.96 cm). Gift of Mrs. Florence Victor from The David and Florence Victor Collection (M.91.82.235). Public domain. The image hosted at LACMA is actually cropped: the captions […]
☛ 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