The painter of modern life and other essays phaidon

Jonathan Mayne NY: Phaidon, Guys carefully sketches the living and the dead and imbues both with a sense of dignity.

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Modernity is not only reflected literally in the subject matter; the experience and effects of it are translated through the striking pictorial construction. Furthermore, this discussion of the relationship between knowledge and by extension language and death takes place within the context of a question already posed in the first section: can we ever have precise knowledge of an individual, and, more specifically, can we ever have precise knowledge of an individual life?

Steven Adam Schwartz. Recall that Baudelaire began his essay by stating that beauty possesses both variable and invariable aspects, and this dualism conformed to the natural dualism of the human being understood as the conjunction of body and soul.

Volume 2: A Postructuralist Mapping of History. Foucault had already noted the relationship between Baudelaire and death some twenty years prior. Roggeman, 'Caillebotte : Entre?

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