This portrait, by John Everett Millais (click the image to see more of Millais) depicts Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish writer, and a controversial social commentator.
Sartor Resartus, one of Carlyle's more obscure and difficult works, was never that popular, but I remember the excitement I felt when I read it for the first time. It propounds, in essence, a "Philosophy of Clothes," and suggests, using that metaphor, that we invent our own world.
I do like that!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
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