No other well-known work of art claiming to reflect the idea of freedom seems to withstand a real competition with The Night Watch (click for more).
Friday, October 11, 2019
Posted by David Angsten at 11:54 AM
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
"Suffice it to say that what the word “freedom” has generally come to mean for most of us now, when our usage is at its most habitual and unreflective, is libertarian autonomy and spontaneous volition, the negative freedom of the unrestrained or, at least, minimally restrained individual will. It is a concept of freedom not only impoverished, but ultimately incoherent."
~David Bentley Hart
Posted by David Angsten at 11:47 AM
Monday, August 19, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
No more thy meaning seek, thine anguish plead,
But leaving straining thought and stammering word,
Across the barren azure pass to God;
Shooting the void in silence, like a bird,
A bird that shuts his wings for better speed.
—Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, from “SONNET XXVIII”
Posted by David Angsten at 4:03 PM