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.

12 October 2016

Pierre and The Breakers ('Kill the Father!')


Paterson (interior intergenerational dialog)
Pater (father) & Son (son of the father) :
"Sell Blue Poles to reduce the Budget debt."

Senator Paterson : maiden speech 
Theatre of the Accountants of Regard
at the 1850-51 Paris Salon, by CHAM/Le Charivari

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
Father & Son regard Les Casseurs de pierres
(The Stone Breakers) by Courbet.
Son : "Pourquoi donc, papa, qu'on appelle ça de la peinture socialiste?" ("Father, why do we call that a socialist painting?")
Father : "Parbleu : parce qu'au lieu d'être de la peinture riche, c'est de la pauvre peinture!" ("Crikey!  Because instead of it being a rich painting, it's a poor painting.")

The meta-Breakers

The Stone Breakers (French: Les Casseurs de pierres) was an 1849–50 painting by the French painter Gustave Courbet. It was a work of social realism, depicting two peasants, a young man and an old man, breaking rocks. The painting was first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1850. 
centre : Les Casseurs de pierres / The Stone Breakers  
It was destroyed during World War II, along with 154 other pictures, when a transport vehicle moving the pictures to the castle of Königstein, near Dresden, was bombed by Allied forces in February 1945.  
- Wikipedia
and upon this rock
I will break
it all
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...