Who wants words, on an August weekend before the final week of the summer? I don't. Let's look at some pictures instead.
Renee Jorgensen Bolinger, a philosophy graduate student at the University of Southern California, has found a fresh way to think about her favorite thinkers: she paints their portraits, mimicking styles of thematically corresponding classic painters. That's Wittgenstein/Mondrian at top left, W. V. O. Quine/Dali top right, Kierkegaard/Lichtenstein bottom left, Philippa Foot/Toulouse-Lautrec bottom right. (I've never heard of Philippa Foot before, but apparently she's a neo-Aristotlean ethicist).
I always try to find new angles with which to look at the history of philosophy, and I like the idea of matching classic thinkers to classic artists. Which classic artist would you pair with, say, Friedrich Nietzsche? (Please don't say Caspar David Friedrich ... too obvious). Perhaps Cezanne? I'm not sure why.
How about Jean-Paul Sartre? I'm drawing a blank.
Jacques Derrida in Matisse might be nice.
An Edward Hopper William James, anyone?