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.

23 November 2011


Last year the Sunday Age had an item about Princess Hijab.
Princess Hijab is Paris's most elusive street artist. Striking at night with spraypaint and a marker pen, she slaps black Muslim veils on the half-naked airbrushed women — and men — of the metro's fashion adverts. She calls it "hijabisation".

Another high fashion advertisement targeted by graffiti artist Princess Hijab.
Her guerrilla niqab art has been exhibited from New York to Vienna, sparking debates about feminism and fundamentalism, yet her identity remains a mystery.

full article HERE

Deface of dissent
Angelique Chrisafis / SUNDAY AGE
28 November 2010

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something ...


Today something similar. A street artist in Sweden under the name Kelly Gang has taken to a mirror-billboard clothing campaign (YOUR FACE HERE) with Kelly mask paste-ups.


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A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something ...