Tuesday, April 17, 2012

d&g on art

From What Is Philosophy:

"Art preserves, and it is the only thing in the world that is preserved. It preserves and is preserved in itself, although actually it lasts no longer than its support and materials--stone, canvas, chemical color, and so on. [...] If art preserves it does not do so like industry, by adding a substance to make the thing last. The thing became independent of its "model" from the start, but also independent of other possible personae who are themselves artist-things, personae of painting breathing this air of painting." (164)

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