desire

I have decided to represent desire through images found on Google Art Project. I used Marx, Walden and Epictetus' words to explain the images I found. An overall generalization of these images is that they all represent desire in a different way, whether that be through objects, human interaction, or simply how someone in the painting is looking.

"Shall we always study to obtain more of these things, and not sometimes be content with less?" I chose this painting because the girl is pondering the question that Walden proposes but her eyes also look as though she is dreaming about something she desires.
"I think that in the railroad car we are inclined to spend more on luxury than on safety and convenience.."
" The very relationship of things and the human dealings with them become an operation beyond and above man." I chose this image because flying is very clearly beyond human capability and that is why the angel is helping the child because he appears to desire to fly.
"..we choose instead to care about and attach ourselves to a score of others: to our bodies, to our property, to our family, friends and slaves...We are weighed down and dragged along with them." I chose this image because the man is carrying what he attached himself to and it is very clearly weighing him down.
" Desire purports to aim at securing what you want, while aversion purports to shield you from what you don't."
I chose this image because I believe it is an excellent representation of the desire to be free.
"Don't pride yourself on any assets but your own."
"Settle on the type of person you want to be and stick to it, whether alone or in company." I chose this image because Mary Magdalene was struggling to accept the Protestant separation form the Catholic Church. She chose to stick by the Catholic Church because that is who she wanted to be.
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