"Where the source is, who that creator is, and what His powers are, / hear all these from Me in brief." A cento as creation myth.
"She recalls a sweep of red, a hollow clanging bell, a smoky scent, a flick of hot spit or sweat flying out far from a bony, painted boy."
Paradoxically, a given work of art is at once unique and derivative...In order to work out this issue myself, I decided to create a musical medley of songs that were all focused on the rain that falls from the sky above.
Authorship is inherently connected to power and influence. Just as the act of naming something or naming someone, for that matter, asserts a sort of control over it, we attach our names to art to claim it.
The street art on in this Paris neighborhood "speaks to what it’s like to exist along make-shift margins, with its layers of paper and paint revealing what time and history can cover up."
"How does Francis Bacon express such rich emotion in his paintings, and how does he give it such agency?"
"We have perhaps convinced ourselves that the attributes that make us dissimilar from plants and animals make us superior and more deserving of care, but I believe this couldn't be further from the truth."