Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Galileo eretico

True translation is not a binary affair between two languages but a triangular affair - the third point of the triangle being what lay behind the words of the original text before it was written. True translation demands a return to the pre-verbal.

I wonder if this portrait doesn't impart the conver-sation anyone would give anything to overhear, be-tween two artists looking at the same construction. Surely the words would be priceless to possess, and possibly they're scattered within a correspondence. Or one could find one's way to the site; one could even master its rhetoric. Penetrating it is the purpose of education, not to say merely its joy, but its obligation. Will we be denied society, to save fear?

John Berger
  Self Portrait
Penguin, 2016©

Ivan Alvazosky
Among Waves

Pablo Picasso
Le Corbusier
L'Unité d'Habitation

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