Tag Archives: eighteenth century

On humans and existence

Currently reading anything I can get my hands on to wrap my head around eighteenth-century French materialist philosophy for my thesis, I came across a passage where La Mettrie shares his thoughts on the origin of humans.  He ponders: “Perhaps … Continue reading

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After the Masters

  Jumping off from yesterday’s post, I have uploaded a pretty terrible photo of a section of a postcard of an eighteenth-century Dutch floral painting by Jan van OS, held in the Art Gallery of South Australia collection.  It’s taped … Continue reading

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Carolus Linnaeus

 Carolus Linnaeus sits lonely in a quiet corner of the Botanic Gardens. I decided he needed a little something to spruce up his blemished portrait.  It took me two visits to install – the first time I waited for what … Continue reading

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Assignment One

After a hiatus of about ten years, I decided to start writing a diary again on my 39th birthday.  The idea of this was to find a place to settle with my own thoughts, even if just for a moment. … Continue reading

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Jean-Francois de Troy, Pan and Syrinx c.1720 Cleveland Museum of Art

In honour of the eighteenth-century 🙂

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