Tag: Michel Foucault

  • Blood Symbolism

    Blood Symbolism

    Red is not only the colour of blood–and the import of this fact does not need any emphasis–but it has also been used from prehistoric times to the present as a shield against evil. The Escape Through The Window: A Figura For Christ’s Victory Over Death, 1973 BLOOD AS SYMBOL OF LIFE Ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes of Apollonia (born 460…

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  • Symbolism of Eyes and Foucault’s Panopticon

    Symbolism of Eyes and Foucault’s Panopticon

    Most humans are drawn to the eyes and gaze. Eyes therefore feature large in art and storytelling, and sometimes symbolise surveillance. The gaze is extremely powerful. Artist Marina Abramovic knew this when she sat in an art gallery and stared at people for months. Harrison Fisher also understood when painting these girls, supposedly having fun, except for the one giving…

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