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.

28 January 2012

Here's another detail from the mid-80s set, one of which was shown in yesterday's post.

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In the collection of Heide Museum of Modern Art, it is also included in the Heide 30th Anniversary exhibitions, FOREVER YOUNG (until March).

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Tomorrow, at that exhibition :
IN CONVERSATION (Free with admission price)
Sunday 29 January 2:00 pm
Tony Clark, John Nixon, Peter Tyndall & John Young

Heide III: Central Galleries

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