Titian, Venus with a Mirror/ Venus at Her Toilette, 1555. Oil on Canvas, 124.5 x 105.5 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
As Goffen elaborates, “The Venus with a Mirror is (partly) about vision, about being seen, about reality and its reflection, and about the exaltation of beauty that is embodied in the goddess and knowable through sight.” For the men and women of the Renaissance, there existed the concept of a hierarchy of the senses, of which sight was believed to be superior. Just as the beauty of Venus is knowable only through this highest sense, Titian’s skill as a painter is apparent through sight alone.
Until I’d dreamt of the word, I’d never heard of it.
But someone sure was trying to get a message to me.
Just sharing what I found.
For what it’s worth.
Temporism Etiquette – Quotations by Typo Master, Sir Temporal.
I know nothing in the face of everything.
I’m born to this Life sharing earth water fire and air; all I can see
and touch are the elements.
The Temporist is very humble and consider the simplest thing
a real marvel.
In a figure of speech, he can envy a simple lightbulb;
for it just has to be screwd-up a little to get enlightened.
Temporists save energy, they are never always enlightened.
They don’t glow; they’re just seeking brightness through Life’s
Temporists acknowledge their relative awareness as much as
their relative consciousness, and those of others.
They respect the other’s limitations as much as they can understand their own.
There are many many Temporist teachers in this universe.
They are the cards of a deck, without face and undiscriminated.
Pick a card, any card; It’s all about playing.
Most temporist teachers are not known for telling you what you
want to hear, and consequently they’re rarely popular because
they tend to offend people on a regular basis by their mere presence
An enlightened Temporist person doesn’t know it all.
Enlightenment simply means receiving the energy of the soul, which is beyond knowledge and ignorance.
That’s why there are so many of us.
Even enlightened Temporist people think of themselves as beginners.
They probably think of themselves as beginners more than others do,
perpetual beginners who begin again each moment because their subject
That does not mean they can’t acknowledge their success, in the face of others.
They just rather share it knowing it’s never entirely their own.
A Temporist teacher can show you the ways.
But no one can do it for you.
You have to take what you learn from them and go out and Live.
Life changes you, inspires you, shock you, then you die.
Everything is a miracle to a Temporist teacher, because he knows that
he knows nothing in the face of everything.
Miracle! Beauty of this world and beyond.
Scientific minds think they know why the chemicals on a match
can burst to flame, but a Temporist teacher never stops his mind on a
In a few decades, Science will learn how simplistic their conceptions are.
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