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.

24 August 2017

Total Eclipse ] of the Art ( cough cough

Two artists, a century ago : a cultural revolution for one - Alexander Rodchenko in Russia - and a rare natural coincidence of revolutions for another - Howard Russell Butler in the United States.

Aleksander Rodchenko :

 Aleksander Rodchenko, Non-Objective Composition (1918) 

 Aleksander Rodchenko, White Circle (1918) 

Howard Russell Butler :
 Howard Russell Butler, solar eclipse painting (1918)

 Howard Russell Butler, "Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923"
 - article here

Theatre of the Actors of Regard :

 TAR space-time actors                                                FIAPCE

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...