Saturday, May 23, 2015

Well, kiss my shiny, secretive green ass


I've been reading a rather unconvincing book about the use of hallucinogens in the Middle Ages. The idea that such things have been suppressed reeks of conspiracy think. Hard to disprove also.
If medieval art (Romanseque especially) looks like it has been done by people who were high.drunk/mad autistic outsider artists, it does not mean that that is what they were, but that is popular fallacy that's hard to uh, suppress.




2 comments:

alkbazz said...

only things comes from past, feelings stay there... that's maybe why it's difficult for some of us to look at those olders like imaginative peoples....

Marcel Ruijters said...

There doesn't seem to have been the same appreciation for originality as in the modern world, but we can't be sure.