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 October 2015

Re noir

We have received the following announcement from the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Sydney, sent with the headline Paint in polar opposites :

If images are exhausted, where does that leave painting?  Explore the past, the now and the tomorrow of painting during a series of talks presented in association with Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, including Dr Jacqueline Millner and Leonhard Emmerling from the Goethe Institut, Delhi.

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If images are exhausted, where does that leave painting? 
This image about (regard of) PAINTING received widespread inhaustion this week. It's a protest staged outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Click here for The Boston Globe article 'Renoir haters picket outside Museum of Fine Arts' by Mark Shanahan and photographer Lane Turner. 

If images are exhausted, where does that leave painting?


If images are exhausted, where does that leave painting?

Re noir : Renoir is the new black : QED

1. "Renoir" is the name of a French painter
2. Translated to American, that French painter's name means
    "Regarding black"
3. Black is the colour of Satan / God is Light 

              HONK IF YOU HATE RENOIR  
If images are exhausted, where does that leave painting?

And where does that leave Theatre of the Actors of Regard, you might then ask?

In fact, TAR were there, undercover, staging their own infiltraitor alt_action. See the dude without a hate sign, the one on the left who's sidled up to the others, the one holding a half-taco in that unmistakeable classic TAR pose ...

Yes, that him!

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