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Titian : poesie

Titian : a series of mythological paintings classified by the term “poesie” intended for King Philip II of Spain taking subjects from the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Danaë, delivered to Philip in 1553, now Wellington Collection
Venus and Adonis, delivered 1554, Museo del Prado
Perseus and Andromeda, c. 1554–1556, Wallace Collection
Diana and Actaeon, 1556–1559, London’s National Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh
Diana and Callisto, 1556–1559, London’s National Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh
The Rape of Europa, c. 1560–1562, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Death of Actaeon, c. 1559-1575, never delivered, National Gallery London

Perseus and Andromeda

Titian    |   Perseus and Andromeda    |   ca 1554 – 1556    |   183.3 x 199.3 [cm]    |   Wallace Collection, London
Veronese    |   Perseus and Andromeda    |   ca 1576 – 1578    |   260 x 211 [cm]    |   Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes
Piero di Cosimo    |   Perseus and Andromeda    |   ca 1510 – 1515    |   70 x 123 [cm]    |   Uffizi, Firenze


tea room in Zuihō-in    |    a sub-temple of Daitokuji Monastery [ a Rinzai Buddhist Monastery complex founded in 1319 ]    |    room dates from the 16th C    |    Kyoto, Japan


…. We can take this observation one step further. It is important to recognize that the word ‘growth’ has
become a kind of propaganda term. In reality, what is going on is a process of elite accumulation, the
commodification of commons, and the appropriation of human labour and natural resources — a process
that is quite often colonial in character. This process, which is generally destructive to human commu-
nities and to ecology, is glossed as growth. Growth sounds natural and positive (who could possibly be
against growth?) so people are easily persuaded to buy into it, and to back policies that will generate more
of it, when otherwise they might not. Growth is the ideology of capitalism, in the Gramscian sense. It is
the core tenet of capitalism’s cultural hegemony. The word degrowth is powerful and effective because it
identifies this trick, and rejects it. Degrowth calls for the reversal of the processes that lie behind growth: it
calls for disaccumulation, decommodification, and decolonization.

Jason Hickel    |    @jasonhickel

Pissarro / Cézanne

Camille Pissarro
Oil on canvas
H. 90    W. 116.5     [cm]
Private collection
Paul Cézanne
Louveciennes    |    copy of the Pissarro
Circa 1872
Oil on canvas
H. 73    W. 92     [cm]
Private collection