David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.


18 June 2018

Jump! ] House of Pain|t (


This was drawn a few days ago to House of Pain's
Jump Around.



 I came to get down, I came to get down
 So get out your seat and jump around!
 Jump around!
 Jump around!
 Jump around!
 Jump up, jump up and get down!
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! (Everybody jump)
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! (Everybody jump)
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! (Everybody jump)
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! (Everybody jump)
 Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!
 Jump!


Today, in Hyperallegic, this article :


 Swizz Beatz in front of a work from Nick Cave’s Tondo series 
 (image courtesy the Dean Collection)
Theatre of the Actors of Regard   
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA


   

16 June 2018

John Mawurndjul at MCA


John Mawurndjul
I am the old and the new

A comprehensive survey of the artist's work, opening soon at MCA, Sydney.


MCA: Learn the stories of Arnhem Land as we celebrate the opening of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new (6 Jul – 23 Sep). Hear from the Kuninjku elder and artist as he discusses kunred (places of cultural significance), stay for a panel discussion on contemporary Aboriginal art practices, join a curatorial tour, and drop into our Family Day for story time, activities and performances.

Curators' Insights | Fri 6 Jul | 12.30–2.30pm | Free
In conversation: John Mawurndjul | Sat 7 Jul | 11am–12.30pm
Panel discussion: Breaking Ground | Sat 7 Jul | 1.30–3pm
Family Day | Sun 8 Jul | 10.30am–4pm | Free

Ochre pigments with PVA fixative on bark. 
Museum of Contemporary Art and Maningrida Arts and Culture, purchased 2003.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  

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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
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08 June 2018

Regarding Women's Work


The Handmaid's Tale 
Season 2 Episode 8 






Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
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03 June 2018

> Noh > TAR >



Noh Theatre (Sakai YUITSU b.1878)  


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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
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31 May 2018

Cosentient regard


We observe that we observe coincidences

Yesterday, we received via email links these two images below. Each a painting by a woman, each depicting a woman looking at a bird perched on her arm. 
                                            

Theatre of the Aviary of Regard  
 Gloria Stoll Karn
 Woman and bird 

 1940s
 watercolor and gouache on board

 22 1/2” x 22 1/4”
 © Gloria Stoll Karn :

 Article here :

  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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Theatre of the Aviary of Regard  
 JOY HESTER (1920-1960)
 Girl with Cocky c.1957
 oil on paper on board
 unsigned
 titled and dated on Strines Gallery label (attached verso)
 handwritten 1986 certification of the painting by Albert Tucker 

   on a second label (attached verso)
 49 x 62cm
 

 Auction link here :
 PS  Sold for $322,400, setting a new auction record for Hester
  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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25 May 2018

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2 Episode 6 Roll Credits :



Some people say little girls should be seen and not heard
But I say... 1 2 3 4
Oh Bondage! Up yours!
Bind me tie me
Chain me to the wall I wanna be a slave
To you all
Oh bondage up yours
Oh bondage no more
Oh bondage up yours
Oh bondage no more
Chain-store chain-smoke
I consume you all
Chain-gang chain-mail
I don't think at all
Oh bondage up yours
Oh bondage no more
Oh bondage up yours
Oh bondage no more
Thrash me crash me
Beat me till I fall
I wanna be a victim
For you all
Oh bondage up yours
Oh bondage no more
Oh bondage up yours
Oh bondage no more


X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours! 1977

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 someone looks at something...
         
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24 May 2018

advertisement : parts 1 & 2


Stop at nothing 
Go refreshed - 
Enjoy a break today 


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21 May 2018

LSEI : Live Sentient Export Industry




 Do unto others 
 as you would have them 
 do unto you.



TAR : Theatre of the Abattoirs of Regard 
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
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 (Agnus Dei/HA HA)


  

20 May 2018

Mind Set


No one tipped Essendon to beat Geelong yesterday, and yet...



...after a sacking, comes the will to make amends :


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"It's all in the mind, folks." - Spike Milligan


 True colours : Harry and Meghan celebrate the Bombers win

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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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16 May 2018

Mother Tongue

 
 Batman : Season 2 Episode 9 
 The Greatest Mother Of Them All


 Scene 1 : Mother Tongue Twister
 


Dick Grayson : Gosh, Bruce, Greek is
still Greek to me.
Aunt Harriet Cooper : It's Greek to a lot
of Greeks too. Heh. It's one of the
world's oldest, most important, most
beautiful languages.
Dick Grayson : It may be, Aunt Harriet
but can't we take a breather and work out
in the gym for a while?
Aunt Harriet Cooper : But the mind needs
exercise too, Dick.
Dick Grayson : Well, my mind is getting
muscle-bound.


Bruce Wayne : There's an old saying,
Dick. A sound mind and a sound body.
A worthy goal.
Aunt Harriet Cooper : Now, what do you
wanna do first? - Parse, conjugate, or
decline?
Dick Grayson : Decline.


Alfred the Butler : It's the Batphone,
sir.  
Bruce Wayne : Hm? Yes. It just occurred
to me, Dick. Commissioner Gordon is a
Greek scholar of note. He may be able
to tell us more than books and
blackboards.
Dick Grayson : I'd like to talk to him.
Bruce Wayne : Excuse us, Aunt Harriet.


 Scene 2 : Dick Does His Homework

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