The golden era for the depiction of food in art came with the popularization of the still life in seventeenth-century Holland. The first society to experience the problem of having too much money and too much stuff, the Dutch had multiple genres of food-related still lifes, each dealing in a different level of luxury. They began with the humble ontbijtjes, or breakfast paintings, to the slightly more elaborate banketjestukken or “little banquets,” and on to the kings of them all, the pronkstilleven, from the Dutch word for “ostentatious.”
~ Jacob Mikanowski
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.
~ George Orwell
Every artist feels alone and isolated.
~ Jasper Johns
Parents are often confused and overwhelmed by their child’s behavior, but they grow used to it, tolerate it, adjust their lives around it, and attempt to cope with it alone.
~ Barbara Bradley Hagerty via The Atlantic
via King’s College London
Bourgeois thought judges social phenomena conscious or unconsciously, naïvely or subtly, consistently from the standpoint of the individual. No path leads from the individual to the totality.
~ György Lukács
The ultimate beauty of life on Earth can only be described in the context of personal relationships.
~ Daniel Humm
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
~ George Orwell
Today’s future is tomorrow’s yesterday.
~ Neil Gaiman, American Gods
Alexa isn’t trying to befriend you, but it could be eavesdropping on you.
~ Aaron Paul Calvin
Let us confess it: the human situation is always desperate.
~ Lewis Mumford