Tag Archives: Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov

Very interesting post about sibling rivalry in the arts of poetry and photography. Has to be said, Nemerov was no slouch when it came to poetry.  Here is one of his best. BRAINSTORM The house was shaken by a rising … Continue reading

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Grotesque: Ancient and Modern

“In the famous Kerch terracotta collection we find figurines of senile pregnant hags. Moreover, the old hags are laughing. This is a typical and very strongly expressed grotesque.  It is ambivalent.  It is pregnant death, a death that gives birth.  … Continue reading

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