Raoul Vaneigem

Raoul Vaneigem is the author of the Situationist classic The Revolution of Everyday Life (1967). He has since written many works on medieval Christian heresies and millenarian movements while continuing to direct periodic high-angle fire against late capitalism. His piece in this issue is translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith.

A Thousand Erotic Games: Hieronymus Bosch

Raoul Vaneigem, 8 September 2016

Hieronymus Bosch​ had a unique facility for depicting on wood and canvas the combination of corruption and innocence that characterises us. Bosch’s abysses, like our own, are inhabited by hybrid monsters, creatures half-angel, half-beast, and make us wonder which half will pounce on the other and enslave it. His visions anticipate Rabelais’s phantasmagoria. But unlike Francesco...

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