Sunday, July 10, 2011
Nurcissus, as a mostly celebrated theme for painting is re-presented in this art work. The treatment with fine black and white lines is inspired from the pre-modern etching prints. The entire image is created in Photoshop.
"I see not only the eye of an other; I see also that he looks at me." That is, what is SEEN is not only a thing, a dead object, but also a responding subject, an intention even. If a LOOK can be seen, then empiricism and all the reductionisms that are associated with it are destroyed. But a look CAN be seen, not only the face, but another face's glance at my face.
Derrida quotes Scheler in his essay "Violence and Metaphysics: An Essay on the Thought of
Emmanuel Levinas”, Writing and difference.