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There is always two contradictory dimensions which Watteau’s paintings contain. On the one hand there is melancholy pleasure signifying sadness, the metaphysics of pleasure; on the other hand, a libertine pleasure without any metaphysical meaning, pleasure which signifies only itself: … Continue reading
The popular culture’s notion that geniuses were crazy certainly received support from the excesses of many of the Romantic artists of the nineteenth century, who had their share of obsessive, manic, and ecstatic behaviors. Further, the “mad scientist” in literature … Continue reading
Works like Victor Hugo’s Hernani (1830) and Han d’Islande (1823), Frédéric Soulié’s Les Mémoires du Diableand (1838), Charles Nodier’s La Fée aux Miettes (1832), and indeed Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (1830), all came to typify this emerging trope of Romanticism. Philosopher’s … Continue reading