Icarus

  • Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance, ca. 1664, oil on canvas
    November 17, 2015 | Jesse Lee Kercheval
    The image is central to most poets and poetry. In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Fish,” the image is the poem. “His brown skin hung in strips / like ancient wallpaper, / and its pattern of dark...
  • Hartwig HKD, “Black Icarus,” 2010
    September 4, 2014 | Tammy Lai-Ming Ho
    Hartwig HKD, “Black Icarus,” 2010. Old photographs and their conventions are both familiar and foreign to us, with their alienated and uncanny appeal. They also often seem very formal and stiff compa...

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