Thursday, March 09, 2006

What's familiar

"The fact that we might be surprised to recognize someone we know
in a portrait painted four centuries ago
suggests how hard it is to hold onto anything more
than a theoretical belief
in a universal human nature.”

- Alain de Botton

“People from bygone eras seem infinitely remote from us.
We do not feel justified in ascribing them
any underlying intentions beyond those they formally express;
we are amazed when we come across
an emotion more or less like what we feel today
in a Homeric hero...”

- Proust

C - sorting, making (some) sense of photos taken at Buenos Aires Fine Arts Muesum

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