|Random Thoughts on Beauty
||[Aug. 15th, 2005|09:49 am]
The Greeks fixed our standards of what is beautiful. There is a certain blandness about the Greek ideal. Everything is standardised.|
In recent times the Greek ideals have appealed mainly to totalitarian regimes.
The Romans were the first people to practice portraiture. When I pass from the Greek to the Roman galleries and see all those quirky and ugly faces I feel like I am coming home.
Beauty is in denial.
"Beauty is truth", but the truth is ugly, so ugliness is beauty.