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Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More


Painting as a Space for Thought

Hanneke Grootenboer

in The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that reflection in painting can be linked to philosophical reflection by focusing on Hegel’s enthusiasm for seventeenth-century Dutch art, that, it is argued, resulted in his ... More


The Profundity of Still Life

Hanneke Grootenboer

in The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

“The Profundity of Still Life” argues that the still life is the most philosophical of genres. The chapter demonstrates how various modes of reflection in still life painting (in mirrors, dew drops ... More


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