Tuesday 23 August 2016

Two quotes from Heidegger's "The Origin of the Work of Art"

"The work of art makes publicly known something other than itself, it manifests something other; it is an allegory. In the artwork, something other is brought into conjunction with the thing that is made… the work is a symbol."

"What could be easier than allowing a being to be just what it is? Or is it rather that this task brings us to what is the most difficult, particularly when such an intention – to allow a being to be as it is – is the opposite of that indifference which turns its back on beings in favour of an unexamined concept of being? We must return to the being and think about it itself in its being. At the same time, however, we must allow it to rest in its own nature."

Van Gogh (1888)

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