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.

01 November 2011

Name of Name : ________________

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

The lyric is from the early 70s hit by the band America.

Americain is the name of the horse favoured to win today's Melbourne Cup.

In Melbourne it's a public holiday and just about anyone who's everyone who knows nothing about horse racing will nominate their would-be winner. Chosen by a nice name, the colour scheme of the jockey's silks, a tip from a friend or just a blind stab.

bLOGOS/HA HA this year opts via the name : Lucas Cranach, from Germany. This horse with no name is named after the German artist Lucas Cranach (1472 – 1553). This artist with no name was named after...
He was born at Kronach in upper Franconia and learned the art of drawing from his father Hans Maler (his surname meaning "painter" and denoting his profession, not his ancestry, after the manner of the time and class). His mother, with surname Hübner, died in 1491. Later, the name of his birth-place was used for his surname, another custom of the times.

wikipedia_LUCAS CRANACH THE ELDER article here

2011.11.01_LUCAS CRANACH_ Cup Form & Connections
sketch by A. Durer for sports magazine THE FIELD
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something ...