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.

16 February 2018

Et tu Titles R US?

Yesterday, Stage Name and the slippery seals [RR] of the artist/author/creator's name in translation.

Today, across the matrix way, the WOA untethered:

In fact, artists naming their own works at all is a fairly recent phenomenon; for hundreds of years, art historians used descriptions instead of official titles to identify specific works. It’s unclear when exactly naming an artwork became so important to the artist that created it, but these days, even WikiHow has a guide on “How to Title Your Work of Art.”

The extracts above and below are from
Six Famous Paintings that Were Given New Names
by Elena Goukassian in today's Hyperallergic.

Picasso ... called his 1907 painting Le Bordel Philosophique, or more simply, mon bordel. But in 1916, when it was displayed for the first time at André Salmon’s Salon d’Antin, Antin labelled it 
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Although the reference to the famous Carrer d’Avinyo brothels in Barcelona was clear, Picasso was annoyed by the prudishness of the word “demoiselles” (young ladies).

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
                      A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
                      someone looks at something... 
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