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.


20 September 2016

Australia Portraitor : A Sedimental History


ABC.TV : 
Howard On Menzies: Building Modern Australia 
    
Doris Day :
Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories


Sentimental Journey is a popular song, published in 1944. 
The music was written by Les Brown and Ben Homer
and the lyrics were written by Bud Green.
            
bLOGOS/HA HA : 
How would you like to be depicted, Sir Robert?
     
by Sir Ivor Hale, CBE , 1954
Winner of Archibald Prize for Portraiture, 1954
Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales
         
Sir Ivor Henry Thomas HeleCBE (13 June 1912 – 2 December 1993) was an Australian artist noted for portraiture. He was Australia's longest serving war artist and completed more commissioned works than any other in the history of Australian art. - Wikipedia
              

by Sir William Dobell OBE , 1960
Commissioned for cover of TIME magazine
Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales
               
commissioned by Clothworkers Company, London
       

by Sir William Dargie CBE , 1971
Commissioned by members of Melb Uni Council
University of Melbourne Art Collection
         

by Paul Fitzgerald AM , 1970s (?)

Paul Desmond Fitzgerald AM (born 2 August 1922 in Hawthorn, Victoria) is an Australian portrait painter who has painted more people of distinction than any other living Australian artist.
- Wikipedia 
     
Same diff! (Wardrobe Malfunction)
          
bLOGOS/HA HA : 
And how would you like to be seen, Sir Robert?
            

Theatre of the Actors of Regard                    
AAA_Art Archive Australia                    
 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA



Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
AAA_Art Archive Australia 
 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA
     
         

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
AAA_Art Archive Australia 
 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA