[Milton-L] Milton-L Digest, Vol 72, Issue 4

Aaron Drucker penandpaper at me.com
Thu Nov 15 12:54:51 EST 2012


Not to be too skeptical, but is there any direct evidence that Klimt ever read Milton?

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On Nov 15, 2012, at 9:00 AM, milton-l-request at lists.richmond.edu wrote:

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> It was so obvious --- that it went unnoticed:
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> Ha, smart.  I like it.  Can we make a case for specifically Milton as
> opposed to generically Edenic, though?
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> Jim R
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> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 6:08 AM, Dario Rivarossa
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>> It was so obvious --- that it went unnoticed:
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>> http://he-art-dhr.blogspot.it/2012/11/the-supreme-miltonian-artist.html
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>> Can we make a case for specifically Milton as
> opposed to generically Edenic, though?
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> Good point, Jim.
> Well, Klimt was termed a "neo-Baroque" artist. His Eden-view is not
> generic but on the Miltonian side, I suggest, because of the other
> factors listed above, and some more specific ones: the focus on
> psychology, a certain morbidness, and philosophical ambiguity (on
> Satan's side?), as well as the theatrical dramatization and expansion
> of the plot, and with human attitudes being turned into living
> characters (see Klimt's Beethoven Frieze) etc. --- all of that did not
> belong, or not that way, say, to the Medieval representations of
> Genesis.
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> Thanks. Best!
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