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The Joys of Young Werther (1775)

- May 7, 2019 in defecation, German romanticism, Goethe, hollywood, J. W. Goethe, parody, romanticism, satire, suicide, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Weltschmerz, Werther-Effekt

A year after Goethe’s tale of teenage angst and suicide came this satire giving it a Hollywood ending.

The Egg Dance: From Peasant Village to Political Caricature

- March 29, 2018 in caricature, egg dance, Goethe, medieval customs, political egg dance

The egg dance was a traditional Easter game involving the laying down of eggs on the ground or floor and dancing among them whilst trying to break as few as possible.

The Egg Dance: From Peasant Village to Political Caricature

- March 29, 2018 in caricature, egg dance, Goethe, medieval customs, political egg dance

The egg dance was a traditional Easter game involving the laying down of eggs on the ground or floor and dancing among them whilst trying to break as few as possible.

The Egg Dance: From Peasant Village to Political Caricature

- March 29, 2018 in caricature, egg dance, Goethe, medieval customs, political egg dance

The egg dance was a traditional Easter game involving the laying down of eggs on the ground or floor and dancing among them whilst trying to break as few as possible.

Black on Black

- April 9, 2015 in Ad Reinhardt, black, Books, caravaggio, colour, Goethe, Jonah Groeneboer, Kazimir Malevich, Lawrence Sterne, Painting, Philosophy, Rembrandt, robert fludd, Schopenhauer, Science & Medicine, Terence Hannum, theory of colour

Should we consider black a colour, the absence of colour or a suspension of vision produced by a deprivation of light? Beginning with Robert Fludd’s attempt to picture nothingness, Eugene Thacker reflects* on some of the ways in which blackness has been used and thought about through the history of art and philosophical thought. Some time ago I was doing research for a seminar I planned to offer on “mediaâ�¦