Aesthetic Realism & Hieronymus Bosch by Eli Siegel
“When the painter Bosch took very disgusting, fearful things and related them to things that are more beautiful, it came from a desire to like the world.”
Eli Siegel Talks to Burr Newcomb, An Actor
Reenactment of an Aesthetic Realism Lesson
“When we enact people, we have to have a relation to them….So is there a difficulty: you would like to get out of yourself and also remain yourself?”—Eli Siegel
Heaviness & Lightness, Pain & Pleasure in Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet by Lynette Abel
“In an Aesthetic Realism class, Eli Siegel asked me, ‘When you’re with a man, is your purpose to show how smart you are, to be crafty, or to show what you feel?’…As Shakespeare has Juliet speak to Romeo, she’s not coy or crafty—she’s honest. And Prokofiev’s music has that depth and generosity, that great seriousness and release.”
A reception to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the Terrain Gallery will follow this event.