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ENGLISH 2G06 Lecture 18: English 2G06 - Lecture 18 - Birney Poems
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Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 2G06
Professor
Hyman
Semester
Fall

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Birney Poems Tuesday January 7, 2014 “El Greco: Espolio” • Painting shown in lecture o Espolio = “the spoils” o Neutral colours besides the red o Crucifixion about to happen o Chaos and action surrounding centre while Christ looks tranquil o Looking up to something beyond this world o Stripping his clothes / stripping his divinity o Bottom right – building Jesus’ cross o Three Marys weeping for Jesus o Element of distortion – Jesus’ body o Controversy over this painting because El Greco put faces of people he disliked o Soldier in medieval clothing – not accurate of the time period o This moment in history transcends history o “For all time” o This moment not bound to any particular time • Birney’s Poem o Politics to the poem relating to
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