“Ceci n’est pas”

“In order to say Ceci n’est pas une pipe we need words. Images are what they are.”

– Carlo Ginzburg

Source: C. Ginzburg, “Idols and Likenesses: Origen, Homilies on Exodus VIII.3, and its Reception,” in John Onians, ed., Sight and Insight: Essays on Art and Culture in Honour of E. H. Gombrich at Eighty-Five (London, 1994), 55-72, here 67.

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