The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell - Heaven and Hell: Appendix 4 Summary & Analysis

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In this appendix, Huxley briefly discusses the work of Georges de Latour whom Huxley mentioned in "Heaven and Hell." Latour used light and created many interesting works of art that Huxley believes are important in the visionary experience. King Louis XIV changed the artistic interests of the nation such that Latour's work became unknown. His works were rediscovered in 1915 and came back into popularity. Huxley believes that Latour has the power to represent aspects of the world as manifestations of the truth. Latour's paintings had no theatrical aspects to them and the individuals represented in them are static. His works are both religious and not religious at the same time, and Huxley describes him as greedy and proud. Despite his negative characteristics, he is one of the greatest painters of his time according to Huxley. This proves that the...

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