Archive for the ‘Susan Sontag’ Tag

Trail Through Mountain Meadow Grass   5 comments

Italian Springs 2013Trail Through Mountain Meadow Grass — Digital Art by kenne

The primitive notion of the efficacy of images presumes
that images possess the qualities of real things, but our
inclination is to attribute to real things the qualities of images.

— Susan Sontag

Desert Blossom Digital Art   5 comments

Prickly Pear Blossom-1785 Art blogDesert Blossom — Digital Art by kenne

The possession of a camera can inspire something akin to lust.

— Susan Sontag

In Flight   4 comments

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Painted Lady-3186 blogPainted Lady in Flight — Images by kenne

The truth is always something that is told,
not something that is known.
If there were no speaking or writing,
there would be no truth about anything. T
here would only be what is.

— Susan Sontag

When A Selfie Becomes A Self-Portrait   8 comments

kenne & joy painting-blog-2Kenne and Joy — Computer painting by kenne

This image started as an iPhone selfie and evolved to become a self-portrait.
I’m sure the purest of the art world would not see this as a self-portrait painting.
For me, however, smartphones, cameras and software are tools,
just as paint, canvas and mirrors are tools. Each can be art
without having been done by a Rembrandt or a Sontag. My desire is for others to become a tourist in my reality.

kenne

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.

— Susan Sontag

 

 

A Stately Saguaro Family   1 comment

Saguaro (1 of 1) blogA Stately Saguaro Family — Image by kenne

“Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.”

— Susan Sontag

Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Goldeneye (1 of 1) grunge art 1 blogGoldeneye Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

“The primitive notion of the

efficacy of images presumes

that images possess

the qualities of real things,

but our inclination is to

attribute to real things

the qualities of images.”

— Susan Sontag

Fall On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Aspen Draw Colors (1 of 1)_contrast blogThe Woods Near Aspen Draw On Mt. Lemmon In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

The higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains provide plenty of fall colors from the variety of vegetation — bedstraw, bigtooth maple, cliffbush, corkbark fir, Douglas-fir, Gambel oak,mountain parsley, mountain snowberry, New Mexico locust, New Mexico raspberry, quaking aspen, Rocky Mountain maple, silverleaf oak,southwestern white pine and white fir.

— kenne

“Instead of just recording reality,

photographs have become the norm for the way things appear to us,

thereby changing the very idea of reality, and of realism.”

— Susan Sontag

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