a mix of many different colors of my life :)

Sep 19, 2008

erwin panofsky

I finally get to read the book, Meaning in the Visual Arts, by Erwin Panofsky after a year that I had bought it!

Marsilio Ficino wrote to the son of Poggio Bracciolini:

"History is necessary, not only to make life agreeable, but also to endow it with a moral significance. What is moral in itself, achieves
immortality through history; what is absent becomes present; old things are rejuvenated; and young men soon equal the maturity of old ones. If a man of
seventy is considered wise because of his
experience, how much wiser he whose life fills a span of a thousand or three thousand years! For indeed, a man may be said to have lived as many millennia as are embraced by the span
of his knowledge of history."

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