.Below is a version of Eugene Vavasseur's 1898 meta-painting, made for Lefranc to advertise Ripolin paint. The scan used here is from a later postcard reproduction
click image to enlargeYesterday, our Arts correspondent attended Regarding pain/t/hing at Melbourne Museum, part of the four days of lectures and forums accompanying the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair.
Some members of Ripolin Brothers (Melbourne) were also there.
And, after the scheduled Regard, they performed an impromptu tableau vivant : Painting Eyes on the Void. The title derives from
'In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us, what one lama refers to as "the precision and openness and intelligence of the present.(1)" The purpose of meditation practice is not enlightenment; it is to pay attention even at unextraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of now into each event of ordinary life. To be anywhere else is "to paint eyeballs on chaos (2)".'
Peter Matthiessen, Nine Headed Dragon River2. Dogen Zenji, Shobogenzo
1. Chogyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
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left to right : Nick Ripolin, Kelly Ripolin, Ash Ripolin, Helen Ripolin, Peter Ripolin (in 1990 Tour de France - Team Ripolin maillot) - photo by Kim Ripolin
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