Sunday, August 16, 2009

It Is In The Unveiling Of Mystery That Desire Wanes

Figs. 1. & 2. François Lespingola - Hercules Rescuing Prometheus, late 17thC

'Our gaze can fall, not without perversity, upon certain old and lovely things whose signified is out of date. It is a moment at once decadent and prophetic, a moment of gentle apocalypse.'

Roland Barthes