The Kiss (1935) by Man Ray
The first dream is of a dry kiss. Her lips touch mine but something does not pass in the process. It was a hesitant affair; we were waiting on the sidelines, waiting to be taught. I have failed to imagine how she looked at me afterwards. How dissatisfied were we?
I think now, we hadn’t been taught to kiss.
The Lonely Ones (1935) by Edvard Munch
“In traditional societies, everything that made sense of the world was real; the surrounding chaos existed and was threatening, but it was threatening because it was unreal. Without a home at the center of the real, one was not only shelterless, but also lost in non-being, in unreality. Without a home everything was fragmentation…
Monkeys as Judges of Art (1889) by Gabriel Cornelius von Max
1. Criticism is being involved
2. Criticism is an offering
3. Criticism is “a genre unto itself”1
4. Criticism “is crises”2
5. Criticism is generosity
6. Criticism is looking at a work of art long enough for it to speak to you