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.

10 September 2010

Masks of the Three Inter-Dependents

Received this card from France. Et voila! There they are again...
The Three Figures.

For the last few weeks anyone interested in Australian federal politics has been following the journeys of The Three Independents (aka The Three Amigos, The Three Wise Men, The Three Wise Monkeys and so on).

It's a relative political term, The Independents. Relative within a view of inter-dependence.

Theatre of the Actors of Looking
Un tableau du regard

Masks of the Three Inter-Dependents

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I know where I've seen this scene before. It's another from France.

Monochromes jaune, rouge et vert (scène de théâtre)
Yves Klein

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