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Venice Is a Reason

Venice Is a Reason

    George A.Magalios                                   Venice is a reason. Venice is earth and water in a concupiscence of evolution. Venice is a city of yearning for the beautiful amidst decrepitude and inspiration. This yearning is the flow providing energy in the dialogue of desire, a dialogue uttering the poetry of the scene and the prose of the logos. A series of islands, a dialogue between the...

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Venice Is a Reason

Venice Is a Reason

    George A.Magalios                                   Venice is a reason. Venice is earth and water in a concupiscence of evolution. Venice is a city of yearning for the...

The Aesthetics of Isolation

The Aesthetics of Isolation

        byGeorge A. Magalios We are vehicles of thinking. We are vehicles that receive and vehicles that transmit. As such we are creatures of communication and process. A vehicle is a vessel that houses a thing. It is also an object...

Luc Tuymans and the Use Value of Irony

Luc Tuymans and the Use Value of Irony

by George A. Magalios First Presented at the College Art Association Conference, New York, 2007 A Cynic is a spy who aims to discover what things are friendly or hostile to man; after making accurate observations, he then comes back and reports the truth. -Epictetus...