Tag Archives: Art

1956: The Hound of Heaven

In 1893, English poet Francis Thompson published a poem called “The Hound of Heaven.” The work is an extended metaphor: as a hound pursues a hare in a hunt, so does God pursue the human soul to restore it to … Continue reading

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1963: Red and Yellow

Sadamasa Motonaga: Red and Yellow (1963)

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1961: The Disaster of Everyday Life

The distinction between “disaster” and “normal” conditions is implicit in most treatments of disaster behavior. The everyday, ongoing life of the society is usually equated with the “normal,” and those conditions that result from disaster are viewed as “abnormal” and … Continue reading

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2019: Native Land

From a series by photographer Adam Sings in the Timber: I am currently working on a broader project making a series of portraits of Native Women wearing traditional regalia in metropolitan settings, in order to illustrate that wherever a person … Continue reading

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1936: Expectation

Richard Oelze: Expectation (1935-36)

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1955: 憶西環

Fan Ho: Surreal Sai Wan (c 1950-1960)

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1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

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