Do the writings from then correspond with the paintings?
At the same time that he rejects German neo-Dutch painting, Hegel is rather confident that he can enter and partake of the subjectivity of seventeenth-century Dutch painting and its humour.
The renowned historian Huizinga has a book on the Dutch Golden Age with a chapter in it on Spengler, how perfect
That cheers me up I guess. Hoohoohoo, hahaha. They must not have liked to hear that they represent the opposite of a golden age. The Germans of Spengler’s time, yes, the Germans of Spengler’s time. Better for all the world to hate you than to be a sell-out.
This is so real
Cultures, too, must undergo a wilting, a death in the fullest sense of the word.
If you don’t recognize its death it’s probably because you’re one of its death-throes.
The disappearance of dignity and integrity. Those concepts are meaningless to the death-throe people. It’s not possible to live in a Dutch painting with people like that.
I’m so right about them that it’s grim- they love to live in a culture without morality because they’re bad people. They were always looking for an excuse throughout history and earlier forms of culture kept them in line. Bad natured conformists of cheap praise whose secret project is lobotomy and the dismantling of morality. There must be beauty hiding in the world somewhere.