Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

Whispers of Power #3



House of Cards, Season 1

Title: Tunnel

Description: Conspiracy at its best. An empty space, literally underground. The lines of Harry Weese’s famous subway stations pull Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) together, while the pillar reveals the tenseness and separation between them. We are pulled so close in this frame that we experience ourselves as a third participant and conspirator.

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  1. That piece became a very important one for me. How can conspiracy be expressed better than that. Two shadows side by side

  2. Arms may be warmer than a coat
    Emptiness is too heavy to carry alone
    Our skin is the limit within which we live

  3. Hi Anouk, very fascinating. Tell me more is that a quote or you own text?

  4. It is high time now. So do me a favour and let me know: is it a common path we want to walk or is it all about me?

  5. Hi Jochen, great sentence. Is it a quote or your own writing?

  6. that is something which came to my mind while looking at the artwork

  7. Super many thanks – that is really a good one.

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