Derrida Deconstruction Man by Anthea  Slade

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Derrida Deconstruction Man by Anthea Slade

Derrida Deconstruction Man featured in Inspired Art Group 24 January 2011

Derrida Deconstruction Man featured in Men Appreciation Group 26 January 2011

Derrida Deconstruction Man was painted on the 23 January 2011. Derrida is the 4th of my ‘Man From Different Perspectives’ Series.

Derrida Deconstruction Man was painted with Acrylic and Mixed Media.

Derrida and Deconstruction…

Jacques Derrida (French pronunciation: [ʒak dɛʁida]) (15 July 1930 – 8 October 2004) was a French-Jewish philosopher, born in Algeria. He developed the critical technique known as deconstruction, and his work has been associated both with post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy.34 His prolific output of more than 40 published books, together with essays and public speaking, has had a significant impact upon the humanities,5 particularly on literary theory and continental philosophy. His best known assertion with regard to his methodology is that “there is no outside-the-text.”36

Derrida was always uncomfortable with the popularity of the term “deconstruction” and the corresponding tendency to reduce his philosophical work to that particular label. In spite of his reservations, deconstruction has become associated with the attempt to expose and undermine the oppositions and paradoxes on which particular texts, philosophical and otherwise, are founded.7 He frequently called such paradoxes “binary oppositions.” Derrida’s strategy involved explicating the historical roots of philosophical ideas, questioning the so-called “metaphysics of presence” that he sees as having dominated philosophy since the ancient Greeks, careful textual analysis, and attempting to undermine and subvert the paradoxes themselves.8

Derrida’s work has had implications across many fields, including literature, architecture (in the form of deconstructivism), sociology, and cultural studies. Particularly in his later writings, he frequently addressed ethical and political themes, and his work influenced various activist and other political movements.9 His widespread influence made him a well-known cultural figure, while his approach to philosophy and the purported difficulty of his work also made him a figure of some controversy.1011 His work has been seen as a challenge to the unquestioned assumptions of the Western philosophical tradition and Western culture as a whole.712

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  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    another fine painting, great series Anthea

  • Banrai thank you so much my friend for your fine comments and support of my series.

    – Anthea Slade

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakover 3 years ago

    very cool, intellectual and rather beautiful

  • VenusOak thank you for your fine reading of my painting.

    – Anthea Slade

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago

    very beautiful painting…clever and fantastic…

  • Anna thank you so very much dear friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • citywind
    citywindover 3 years ago

    Nice abstract Andrea!!!

  • So glad you like my abstract. Thank you so much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    interesting divide onthe words inthe back ANthea you are saying a lot in this work well done !LIz

  • Liz so glad you like the divide on the back and splitting apart of the binaries.

    – Anthea Slade

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDancerover 3 years ago

    oh anthea.. this is so exquisitely done, such a fantastic piece, i think one of my favorites of yours.. maybe because it is speaking to me with a strong voice today.. i’ve never heard of this artist before, so thank you for sharing the info. i love love love this piece of work of yours. it felt like me today.

  • Wow thank you so much PJ for this so beautiful comment and compliment. Your words warm my heart and make me smile. Thank you for resonating and appreciating Derrida Deconstruction Man so much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    Good Morning,Anthea, another lovely image as only you can do in your very own it and the history along side of it..

  • Oh Good Afternoon dear Sherri thank you so much for this lovely encouraging comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasover 3 years ago

    The concept is deep and really great, Anthea!

  • Oh thank you so much Dorina. So glad you like this concept.

    – Anthea Slade

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 3 years ago

    as the pieces fly apart
    understanding enters this art.
    appreciate your write up
    as an intro to your composition!


  • Wow thank you James. I love your reading of my Derrida Deconstruction Man very much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    makes quite a statement………and in your unique style,.

  • :) Yes I think this one does. Thank you so much kj for wonderful words.

    – Anthea Slade

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