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.


26 October 2020

recto TAR verso


We screen-snapped this image some while back, but didn't make notes. Was it by Ike Taiga? 


It intrigues in the manner of  Rene Magritte's Not to Be Reproduced (La reproduction interdite), 1937.


Today, a view from the meta-side.

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

25 October 2020

Write the Wrong

   

  "I'm in the wrong video?!"  Suicidal Tendencies 



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

23 October 2020

Forest of TAR



 William Robinson, Landscape 19, 1987


 William Robinson, Sunset and Rising Moon, 1993

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

21 October 2020

The mysterious guest.


We don't understand what's meant by we. 
Abstractly speaking, we don't understand what's meant by abstraction.

 Writing by Drawing. When Language Seeks Its Other
 (English version)

 Edited by Andrea Bellini and Sarah Lombardi
 Skira editore, Milan-Paris-Geneva

 English edition
 June 2020
 ISBN 9788857243504

 Hard cover
 21 × 29 cm
 312 pages

 PRICE
 CHF 75

This morning we received an email from FontHaus promoting a new font family from Los Andes Type : Abstract

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

20 October 2020

TAR Test Pattern


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

19 October 2020

Ring (TAR)


 "I mean whatever you mean." The Ring (USA 2002)


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

17 October 2020

Hotei and the m( )( )n


 Shohei Shonen (1584-1639) Hotei and the moon


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

15 October 2020

Societies for Putting Things on Top of Other Things


Society after Christ for Putting Things on Top of Other Things
The Triumph of Christianity over Paganism,
Tommaso Siciliano 1585
War Room, The Vatican




Society after Christ of Young Giants for Putting Persons on Top of Other Persons
Francisco de Goya, Las gigantillas, 1792
Prado Museum


Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things
Monty Python's Flying Circus


Sir William (Graham Chapman): I thank you, gentlemen. The year has been a good one for the Society.

Crowd: Hear! Hear!

Sir William: This year our members have put more things on top of other things than ever before. But, I should warn you, this is no time for complacency. No, there are still many things, and I cannot emphasize this too strongly, not on top of other things. I myself, on my way here this evening, saw a thing that was not on top of another thing in any way.

Crowd: Shame!! Shame!!

Sir William: Shame indeed, but we must not allow ourselves to become too despondent. For, we must never forget that if there was not one thing that was not on top of another thing our society would be nothing more than a meaningless body of men that had gathered together for no good purpose. But we flourish. This year our Australasian members and the various organizations affiliated to our Australasian branches put no fewer than twenty-two things on top of other things. (applause) Well done all of you. But there is one cloud on the horizon. In this last year our Staffordshire branch has not succeeded in putting one thing on top of another.

Crowd: Shame!! Shame!!

Society of TARists for Putting Things on Top of Other Things
FIAPCE  -1987-

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

14 October 2020

DOROTHY BRAUND, The Art Exhibition, 1960


Auction Information

Sale LJ8386

LEONARD JOEL
6:00pm - 21 October 2020
333 Malvern Rd, South Yarra 3141

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Lot 39 

DOROTHY BRAUND (1926-2013)
The Art Exhibition 1960
watercolour and gouache on paper
signed and dated lower left: BRAUND, 60
37 x 52.5cm

Provenance :
Private collection, Melbourne
Estimate $4,000-5,000


Condition : 
Work is in very good condition consistent with age. 
Very minor cockling of the paper, suggesting it is not laid down. 
Overall framed size is 64 x 77cm. 
Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
 detail
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...
  
 LOGOS/HA HA
     
     
     

12 October 2020

Crosier


  Crosier with Agnus Dei (North Italian, 14th century)    The Met


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