DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION

In Difference and Repetition (1968), Deleuze discusses Nietzsche’s concept of the “eternal return” as “the power of beginning and beginning again” (Deleuze, 136).


Deleuze counters Freud’s understanding of repetition as a compulsive reiteration of the past which psychoanalysis attempts to stop by representing it, with the understanding that repetition allows for reinvention (The Deleuze Dictionary, 224).


Deleuze, Gilles. Difference and Repetition. Trans. by Paul Patton. London : Athlone Press 1994.

 

TIME AND MOVEMENT

Time and movement in painting are not restricted to representations of physical energy, but they are elements of all design. Part of a viewer's full experience of a great painting is to allow the arrangement of lines, shapes and accents of tone or colour to guide the eye across the picture surface at controlled tempos and rhythmic directions. these arrangements contribute overall to the expression of a particular mood, vision and idea.



Deleuze, Gilles. Difference and Repetition. Trans. by Paul Patton. London : Athlone Press 1994.

Contemporary Visual Artist