Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hegel's 'do

We have no portraits of Hegel in his first Jena years, only a silhouette showing him (in Terry Pinkard's words) "sporting the very fashionable 'Titus' haircut (probably best known as Napoleon’s haircut), a style identified with 'modernity' (and sometimes with the Revolution), which he was to keep all his life." I try to imagine this, as I only know Hegel's 'do from later portraits, in which his forelocks are notably thinning:

How about:
Yeah, that works.

1 comment:

Archambeau said...

So you're rejecting Kojeve's theory of the Hegelian mullet? Without that, the whole edifice of poststructuralism crumbles!