posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by Johnmike
I am largely self taught though I got my graphics degree at a local community college, and a good one.
Ever since I learned about the great conservation as it is sometimes called I have made a point of studying the arts and sciences, literature,
history, anthropology, religion, mysticism, mythology and symbolism, psychology and philosophy among others... what I call the nut (as in both the
essence and insanity of mankind) of humanity and over the past 30+ years given myself the equivalent of a degree in the humanities... the graphic arts
degree was for employment... the rest was for my own enlightenment.
The thing about all great literature, indeed all great art is that it takes the personal and makes it universal and takes the universal and makes it
When you read for example Don Quixote (the best translation I've read is Samuel Putnam's) yes its funny but at the same time by the 2nd book the
humor becomes something far more profound, a dissection of reality where dreams and madness meet and questions the difference... and does anyone
really believe Moby Dick is really about a big white whale?