Apocalyptic Fate of Animals (Our Political Moment)


“It is the same gesture performed by the blue deer in [Franz] Marc’s Fate of the Animals [1913] her throat curving into slashing shards of orange, red, and black light from the dark, right side of the forest. Both are premonitions of death. Fate of the Animals is only more violent in its expression. ‘It is artistically logical to paint such pictures before wars, not as dumb reminiscences afterwards,’ the painter wrote to his wife in 1915.” — Shape of Revelation: Aesthetics and Modern Jewish Thought, p.111

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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