Category Archives: Paintings

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the

The Key of Dreams

The “Key of Dreams” by Rene Magritte. The words don’t match the image. The images represent things; abstracted reality. Concepts, not specific objects with specific properties. All of this I understand. But why does he call it “The Key of

The Key of Dreams

The “Key of Dreams” by Rene Magritte. The words don’t match the image. The images represent things; abstracted reality. Concepts, not specific objects with specific properties. All of this I understand. But why does he call it “The Key of