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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�¦