Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dorian, Phrygian, Mixolydian (I)

I do not know anything about this man. This bothers me. All I do know that he is a famous writer, and that this is a self-portrait taken no later than 1891 or 1892. It is a spectacularly good self-portrait, of course. Do you feel Time trickling out of it as I do? Can you also feel how you are aging while watching this (self–)portrait of a long dead man, almost Doriangrayish effects kicking in? If this web-basd notebook would have a cover I would prefer to close it now.

Dieser Beitrag ist auf Englisch, doch einiges an der Zeitmauer gibt es auch in der hervorragenden Kultur- und Verwaltungssprache Deutsch zu lesen.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Doriangrayish effects are definitely kicking in!

    I know I dipped into his Inferno / Occult Diary stuff in my early 20s -- I mostly remember just feeling really bad for the guy.


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