Author Archive: Marguerite Van Cook

The Postmodern Sublime–a Different Kind of Crazy.

From the modern to the post-postmodern.

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More is Never Enough, or Kant’s Numerical Sublime

The disturbing sublimity of drawing 10,000 communists.

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The Eyes Have It: The Sublime & the Precognitive Graze.

For readers there is an agreement to relinquish part of our civilized nature when we agree to look at a comic.

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Sublime Capital, Kirby, Lee, the Worth and the Worthy

Even if hypothetically Lee originated characters, I would argue that where there is no previous model then the artist creates the image and reifies a concept. If there is no model to work from, then one must create the original figure, which henceforth will become that model.

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Illustrated Wallace Stevens — A High-Toned Old Christian Woman

Text by Wallace Stevens; Art by Marguerite Van Cook

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Getting Over the Hump: Sexing the Sublime.

The sublime, the beautiful, landscape, gender, and comics.

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Aquatic Shrouds, Erasures, Bill Viola and Limits in Video.

The traffic moved swiftly on the West Side Highway past the busy shipping lanes of the Hudson River on a bright day in November 2009. The memory of commerce and trade once dependent on the port traffic, hangs on in the refurbished warehouses and lofts, which now house the Chelsea Galleries and remind one of […]

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