26 de novembro, 10:00, elkins.

"A tear, like a blob of mercury, can't be pinned down. So why should I try to understand people who cry in front of paintings? (...) For a simple reason: tears are the best visible evidence that a person has been deeply modved. (...) I want to know what happens when a painting suddenly means much more than the dry information on the museum label, or the intellectual symbols and stories in books od art history, when a painting is not a game, when it no longer matters who knows more about the painter, then painting can be an art that might actually deserve the high value we put on it."

James Elkins, in Pictures & Tears, Routledge Ed, p. 38.

James Elkins vai conferênciar na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa às 10 da manhã de 26 de Novembro de 2009.
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