Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875) Ugolino and His Sons

The photos do it a justice it doesn't deserve.
Continuing from the paragraph on Masaccio tacked on to the end of the last ramble: another about how we read falseness.

De Gustibus non est disputandum, but no one disputes that we share a common if imprecise understanding of sense. If you have no sense of others, your ability to judge your own actions is impaired. Even the most intelligent of us is prone to rationalize continuity in his own actions when others see disjunction.
So if I say that the expression in the sculpture seen here is "cloying" is that a subjective response or a judgement based in an intuitive empiricism?

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