ANGELUS NOVUS


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"A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.[1]"

"Kle (Paul Klee) ima sliku koja se zove Angelus Novus. Na njoj je prikazan anđeo koji kao da pokušava da se udalji od nečega čime je zapanjen. Oči su mu razrogačene, usta otvorena, a krila raširena. Tako bi morao izgledati anđeo istorije. Lice je okrenuo prošlosti. Ono što mi vidimo kao niz događaja, on vidi kao jednu jedinu katastrofu što neprekidno gomila ruševine preko ruševinama i baca mu ih pred noge. Rado bi se zaustavio, budio mrtve i sastavljao ono što je razbijeno. Ali iz raja duva tako snažna oluja da mu je razapela krila i anđeo više ne može da ih sklopi. Ta oluja ga nezadrživo goni u budućnost, kojoj okreće leđa, dok gomila ruševina pred njim raste do neba. Ono što nazivamo napretkom jeste ta oluja."

Theses on the Philosophy of History,” Walter Benjamin







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