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June 27, 2011
the shrinking of unbridgeable gulfs

The past not merely is not fugitive, it remains present. . . .

And yet the older among them might have reminded themselves that in the course of their lives they had seen gradually, as the years bore them away from it, the unbridgeable gulf between what they considered a masterpiece by Ingres and what, they had supposed, must remain for ever a ‘horror’ (Manet’s Olympia, for example) shrink until the two canvases seemed like twins.

But we learn nothing from any lesson because we have not the wisdom to work backwards from the particular to the general, and imagine ourselves always to be going through an experience which is without precedents in the past.

from this book by this fellow, here

quote noted here


pretentious quotes tossed up without even an attempt at commentary to pretend to "add value"?

how much lower can this already ridiculous blog sink?

oh: lower.]