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.


23 April 2018

none so blind as those who will not see


Proverb
Understanding cannot be forced on someone who chooses to be ignorant. 

1546, J. Heywood
          Who is so deafe, or so blynde, as is hee, 
          That wilfully will nother here nor see

1547, Borde Brev. of Helthe, bk ii fo. vi
          Who is blynder than he yt wyl nat se


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 Posted by Marcus Bunyan at Art Blart. The article  begins...

 For those who know how to look
 Not everyone can see. It takes a great eye and a great mind,   and the liberation of that mind, to be able to transform the   mundane, the everyday, the vernacular - into art. ...
 ( for the full article of text and photos click HERE )

 Brassaï (Gyulá Halász, 1899 – 1984)
 Picasso Tenant Une De Les Sculptures
 Picasso Holding One Of The Sculptures

 1939
 © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris

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18 April 2018

ME | YOU REGARDING GIRL AND BOY WATCHING ME PAINT


at d+h auction tonight :

Lot 100
DANILA VASSILIEFF
(1897 – 1958)
GIRL AND BOY WATCHING ME PAINT, 1949
oil on composition board
45.5 x 42.0 cm
signed upper right: Vassilieff

ESTIMATE: 
$8,000 – 12,000


ProvenancE
Private collection
Christie’s, Melbourne, 26 August 1997, lot 22 (as ‘Children Watching Me Paint, Fitzroy, c.1948’) 
Private collection, Melbourne
EXHIBITED
Paintings and Sculpture, a joint exhibition with Elizabeth Vassilieff, Tye’s Gallery, Melbourne, April 1949          
0il Paintings by Danila Vassilief, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, November 1978, cat. 64
LITERATURE
Moore, F. St J., Vassilief and His Art, Macmillan, Melbourne, 2012, cat. p264, p. 156
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17 April 2018

Fabric of Regard | Don't eat the yellow snow



 LOT 13 : information

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16 April 2018

Found




 10.30am, Monday 16 April 2018

 Join us and our expert Gallery Guides for your monthly 
 adventure through art. Meet us at the Gallery reception before 
 proceeding through to gain a deeper insight into one of our 
 current exhibitions. After an informative walk through with 
 stimulating discussion, enjoy coffee and tea in the Foundation 
 room.

 ARTWORK CREDITS
 Headline image - Unknown Land Opening Foundation Event


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14 April 2018

INK WHY RE.


Who is the Red Actor?


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13 April 2018

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The RedActor of TAR 
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12 April 2018

ob lit



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05 April 2018

Masks of TAR (Le rédacteur|Red Actor)


How a common six-pack 
street redactor
mask


 -2017-  
transformed into
the renomée of reknown
Red Actor
 -2018-  

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03 April 2018

Melbourne Comedy Art Festival


TAR 
presents 
Frocking Clouds
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01 April 2018

TAR : towards a transfiguration of the regard of the LOGOS/HA HA


Figurative art

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Figurative art, sometimes written as figurativism, describes artwork (particularly paintings and sculptures) that is clearly derived from real object sources and so is, by definition, representational. The term is often in contrast to abstract art:
Since the arrival of abstract art the term figurative has been used to refer to any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world.[1]
Painting and sculpture can therefore be divided into the categories of figurative, representational and abstract, although, strictly speaking, abstract art is derived (or abstracted) from a figurative or other natural source. However, "abstract" is sometimes used as a synonym for non-representational art and non-objective art, i.e. art which has no derivation from figures or objects.
Figurative art is not synonymous with figure painting (art that represents the human figure), although human and animal figures are frequent subjects.

figuration
ˌfɪɡəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
  1. 1.
    ornamentation by means of figures or designs.
  2. 2.
    allegorical representation.

    "the figuration of ‘The Possessed’ is much more complex"

transfiguration
transˌfɪɡəˈreɪʃ(ə)n,trɑːnsˌfɪɡəˈreɪʃ(ə)n,transˌfɪɡjʊreɪʃ(ə)n,trɑːnsˌfɪɡjʊreɪʃ(ə)n,tranzˌfɪɡəˈreɪʃ(ə)n,trɑːnzˌfɪɡəˈreɪʃ(ə)n,tranzˌfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n,trɑːnzˌfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
  1. a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.

    "in this light the junk undergoes a transfiguration; it shines"
    • Christ's appearance in radiant glory to three of his disciples (Matthew 17:2 and Mark 9:2–3).
      noun: Transfiguration; noun: the Transfiguration

    mathew 17:1-3 (KJV)
    17 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

    2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

    3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

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