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.

31 October 2016

NGV : Stupid as a painter (continued)

After two serves of Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art earlier this year...

...now comes a course of 'Shut Up and Paint' at the National Gallery of Victoria.

not Lawrence Weiner : NGVi  
No, you shut up !

"Shut up and paint," the iconic quote from Britain’s greatest living painter David Hockney, suggests the relevance of the medium in art today.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard : purchase here  
wtf ?! s2pid as TAR !
'Stupid as a painter', Marcel Duchamp
Shut up !
'Das schweigen von Marcel Duchamp wird überbewertet' (The silence of Marcel Duchamp is over-rated), Joseph Beuys
No, you shut up !
'Stupid as a painter', Juan Davila
Shut up !
"The Silence", Joseph Beuys
No, you shut up !

 Sam Parker, 'No You Shut Up' (2009)/not by Christopher Wool
 - from the Jonathan Parker film 'Untitled' (2009)
Shut up !
'The Silence of the Lambs', Dr. Hannibal Lecter

No, you shut up !
'I AM YOUR VOICE', Donald J Trump

Shut up !

collection : White Art Cult  
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...