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.

19 July 2017

Nothing if not egg c'llectic

Following on from the previous post
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News today of the online auction of the Jennie Boddington Collection. The private collection of the first Curator of Photography (1972-1990) at the National Gallery of Victoria. Lot 4 is our interest :

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LEE FRIEDLANDER (AMERICAN, BORN 1934): A small group of letters (2) from Maria Friedlander and postcards (4) from Lee to Jennie Boddington, between 1980 and 1983. In her letter of March 7, 1983 she writes "The N.Y. photo market has been rather still for a couple of years, but we are beginning to hear optimistic rumblings." (6 items).
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Categories : Australian & International Art > Photographs (Art)
It's the image 
reproduced on the pin-pricked postcard that interests us : Folies Bergère dancer
Mlle Couralet, dans "La Poule aux oeufs d'or" - not by Friedlander, by the great Nadar. 
Theatre of the Actors of Regard c.1890  
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...