To parallel my previous post (Paul McCartney’s music video “My Valentine” featuring Natalie Portman)…
The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.
~ Camille Paglia
Artwork by Audrey Kawasaki