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.

06 July 2016

Let's Cross That Bridge When We Come To It : Variations on an Old Theme in This Time of Instability

The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme, 1939, by Joseph Stella as regarded by TAR students of the Chelsea Preparatory Public School 33 :

TAR at Whitney Museum of American Art - photograph by Filip Wolak

Unfortunate Incident on the The Brooklyn Bridge : Variation on an Old Theme, 1939, by Joseph Stella, Hakuin Ekaku and Yves Klein :

Infinite Incidence - FIAPCE, TAR and The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme, 1939, by Joseph Stella :

FIAPCE   -1978-  
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...