Rousseau’s daydreams

Rousseau is no example.
He who did not want to write as a profession, but only by passion, is endowed with a keen intelligence capable of expressing his unhappiness with refined humor to the point of recognizing that “my birth was the first of my misfortunes”.
For love he developed the formula of living with the woman he doesn’t love, loving all the others with whom it is inconceivable to live. He promised her that he would never marry, but also, that he would never abandon her. He did not abandon her, and married after twenty-five years and five children, who then, yes, were delivered in an orphanage because that same woman could not give them a proper education. There were no promises of eternal love, but it would be the rude Mrs. Rousseau to pay homage to her great man before his ashes were immortalized in the Pantheon.
Rousseau, in several aspects was a century ahead of his time, distancing himself from the environment and the ideas of the time by incorporating sensitivity and emotion into the reflective discourse, putting feelings and heart in front, or at least, aside reason. Freedom is his goal, but it is equality that he values and seeks to ensure, even at the expense of his own freedom, leaving us with his word of law: “Do good by harming the least as you can others “.

Rousseau is education, freedom, equality. For me, in addition to humor, it is unavoidable.

Share This Post:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Key

Related Posts

Historians Denounce Newark Museum’s Plan to Sell Works at Sotheby’s

More than 50 cultural historians have signed an open letter denouncing the Newark Museum of Art’s plan to sell 17 works from its collection at auction. When the museum first announced its plan to deaccession artworks in March, few details were provided about which pieces would appear at Sotheby’s. But it has since been revealed

What Sold at Frieze New York 2021

Conjunction 20-49, 2020. Ha Chong-hyunTina Kim Gallery A Spiritual Declaration, Under the weight of it all, 2021. Cassi NamodaGoodman Gallery This year’s Frieze New York fair seems destined to be remembered as the art world’s beachhead in a post-pandemic world. Fourteen months after the last in-person art fair in New York City and two years

Thousands of Discs Are Suspended in Immense Cloud-Like Formations in Jacob Hashimoto’s Installations

“The Sky” at Portland International Airport (2020), bamboo, resin, UV Prints, screenprints, and fiberglass rod, 40 x 30 x 18 feet. Photo by Mario Gallucci Artist Jacob Hashimoto (previously) hangs thousands of individual orbs in undulating, cloud-like masses that transform atriums and open spaces into monumental landscapes. His site-specific installations layer organic elements—some of the

Aerial Photographer Created A Miniature Utopian Village And It Took Him 2 Years To Finish

Ognyan Stefanov is an accomplished aviation photojournalist and graduate of the prestigious National Academy for Theater and Film Art in his native town of Sofia, Bulgaria. His award-winning aerial photographs have been featured at exhibitions and appeared in numerous global publications. More: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter h/t: boredpanda Stefanov has an impressive resume of roles including

Scroll to Top