Sleeping Hermaphroditus

By Xah Lee. Date: .
Borghese Hermaphroditus 17049
Sleeping Hermaphroditus, sculptor unknown, dated 155 BC or before.

β€œIt is in the fourth century that the hermaphrodite first appears in classical art.” β€” Camille Paglia.

In the arts including pop, Camille Paglia is the queen.

anyone can voice criticism, but the best ones, to become a top critic, is really a mastery of history of the subject.

many critics, know more history, philosophy, than average pro in those fields.

modern society, forces people to be ignorant about anything, even professors. Especially pros, they think they know everything.

See also: the Barbarism of Specialization (philosophy) (by Jose Ortega Y Gasset)