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• Touches customarily of the background of British artwork, from 800-2000, with expanding awareness paid to the classes after 1500
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• provides extensive the most important preoccupations that experience emerged from fresh scholarship, together with aesthetics, gender, British art’s courting to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the associations of the British paintings world
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45. Susan Buck-Morss, The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991), 65, 77. 46. Walter Benjamin, Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1963), 10; Benjamin, The Origin of German Tragic Drama, trans. John Osborne; intr. George Steiner (London: Verso, 1977), 29. 47. Benjamin, Ursprung, 193–197; Benjamin, Origin, 174–177. See Bainard Cowan, “Walter Benjamin’s Theory of Allegory,” New German Critique 22 (1981): 109–122.
Though, as many have observed, this account may be more fiction than fact. See Ian Maclean, “Foucault’s Renaissance Episteme Reassessed: An Aristotelian Counterblast,” Journal of the History of Ideas 59 (1998): 149–166. 65. 1, Geburtstagsatlas. Mn em o syne—Its Origins, Motives, and Scope 25 Notwithstanding Gombrich’s panoptic, synthetic approach, the Goethe quote reminds us that the “business of orientation” for Warburg is generally a messy, often anachronistic, even atavistic affair. For all the claims of scientific progress and conceptual “unity” in Gombrich’s gloss, the presence of the astrological remains undiminished in the panel.
6), Leonardo’s Vitruvian man (no. 7), and two iatrochemical images from a 1533 edition of Agrippa’s De occulta philosophia (nos. 91, 92). As a sequence, then, the panel indicates how this “harmonic correspondence” shifts from being based in astrological worldviews to one grounded mainly in geometric abstraction. It seems, at least momentarily, to locate Warburg’s own analogical thinking in Renaissance habits of thought, wherein the microcosmic-macrocosmic analogy governs both analysis and synthesis.