Friday, March 21, 2008

The Poetics Of Sensation

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) - The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 1835

'Art bids us touch and taste and hear and see the world, and shrinks from what Blake calls mathematical form, from every abstract thing, from all that is of the brain only, from all that is not a fountain jetting from the entire hopes, memories, and sensations of the body.'

William Butler Yeats