Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ex libris...Ismael Smith








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Federico García Lorca...drawing and poem...




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Song of the Barren Orange Tree


Woodcutter.
Cut my shadow from me.
Free me from the torment
of seeing myself without fruit.

Why was I born among mirrors?
The day walks in circles around me,
and the night copies me
in all its stars.

I want to live without seeing myself.
And I will dream that ants
and thistleburrs are my
leaves and my birds.

Woodcutter.
Cut my shadow from me.
Free me from the torment
of seeing myself without fruit.





Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Books ...Rabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz....




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Modernly known as In honorem sanctae crucis, this work on the holy cross by Rabanus Maurus (a.k.a. Hrabanus Maurus) was completed by 814 and through the manuscript and early printing era it was known under the title of De Laudibus sancte Crucis. The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History says that “with this work Hrabanus paved the way to fill the theoretical gap left open by the previous debates in the East and West about the legitimacy of visual images.”

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And visual this work certainly is: It contains 30 carmina figurata (2 unnumbered and 28 numbered) glorifying the holy cross and two xylographic illustrations. The cataloguer at the Pierpont Morgan Library writes that the “Illustrations (pattern or figure poems) are in red and black, sometimes complete woodcuts, sometimes woodcut with letterpress. Various poetic texts can be derived from the resulting configurations. Explanatory text and a transcript of the poem complements each illustration.” The archbishop's work ranks among the earliest examples of printed concrete poetry. And, because his poems are encrypted in a grid of 36 lines each containing 36 letters, this also is an early work in the field of cryptology.



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Francis Picabia...





“The eyes of sleepwalkers
are scented
with the madness
of centrifugal
magnetization”


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covers from the Litterature journal


"One must become acquainted with everybody except oneself; one must not know which sex one belongs to; I do not care whether I am male or female, I do not admire men more than I do women. Having no virtue, I am assured of not suffering from them. Many people seek the road which can lead them to their ideal: I have no ideal; the person who parades his ideal is only an arriviste..."





Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grayson Perry... graphic novel...



a few scans from a favourite graphic books...

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Before winning the Turner Prize, Grayson Perry found time to write and illustrate this disturbing tale reminiscent of Hitchcock's Psycho . Set in a utopian future without cars, international cycling hero Bradley Gaines is hideously transformed into a misogynistic serial killer when latent anger at his cruel and domineering dead mother is suddenly unleashed.
Published by Atlas Press 1992



Paul Delvaux...

Paul Delvaux (September 23, 1897 – July 20, 1994) Belgian Surrealist Painter







Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Edith Stein... poem...



And I Remain With You

Who are you, sweet light, that fills me
And illumines the darkness of my heart?
You lead me like a mother's hand,
And should you let go of me,

I would not know how to take another step.
You are the space
That embraces my being and buries it in yourself.
Away from you it sinks into the abyss
Of nothingness, from which you raised it to the light.
You, nearer to me than I to myself
And more interior than my most interior
And still impalpable and intangible
And beyond any name...


Monday, September 21, 2009

Toyen...





Marie Čermínová (TOYEN)

September 21, 1902 Prague - November 1980, Paris
was a Czech painter, draftsman and illustrator, a member of the surrealist movement.


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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jules Pascin... drawings...erotica







“Spontaneity, in an instant, is art in itself. If I make touch ups, I lose my senses.” - Jules Pascin


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man





Experimental cut-ups films
Written & edited by Andre Perkowski. Music by Kristin Palker and Andre Perkowski.

lots more wonders from Andre Perkowski at >

Terminal Pictures



Sunday, September 6, 2009

Austin Osman Spare...Portrait of Sigmund Freud




“Words, words, words, however used – whatever they symbolise, request, or tell – say
more! – showing in between, the antics of all motives! Yes, word rendering offers the quickest of deaths to flabby ideas, and also the most poignant, suggestive, contagious substitutive, and lasting means known to convey anything. Most deadly virus! most potent abcreation, and magic subtley... even your erasure has you believing... We are overstuffed with words – now a veritable systole and diastole of mind: whether or not we correctly articulate, we suffer post-prandial torpor.”
Austin Osman Spare, ‘Micrologus’, (Number 7) c.1952


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AOS 1955


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"Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power. By words one of us can give another the greatest happiness or bring about utter despair; by words the teacher imparts his knowledge to the student; by words the orator sweeps his audience with him and determines its judgments and decisions. Words call forth emotions and are universally the means by which we influence our fellow-creatures."
Sigmund Freud



Saturday, September 5, 2009

Satty... Terrestrial Esoteric

Terrestrial Esoteric

Soft, features come together
particles of air splint just the other side of light
rhomboid wave lengths stopped at square
your rhythm, my bones
emotional stumblebum gestures brave
unwaivering, you beguile
you, sweet passion fruit calamity
mercurial, unwise, but your love burns no less than mine
obscure before the looking glass
shoals, etherial, fine
you are, voyager, mine
you are the first thought that comes to me
as I arc above our world
your tender, blue-flecked abstraction
drifting through curved space
through a subdivision of stars
etheral, fine
you, voyager, mine.

Justin Lee Brown 2009


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Wilfred Satty



Satty... Alone...Edgar Allan Poe



Alone

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone —
And all I lov'd — I lov'd alone —
Then — in my childhood — in the dawn
Of a most stormy life — was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still —
From the torrent, or the fountain —
From the red cliff of the mountain —
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold —
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd me flying by —
From the thunder, and the storm —
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view —

Edgar Allan Poe 1829


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Satty from the Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe 1976



Thursday, September 3, 2009

TA-TA TOSY TiT... animation





a film by yoshihiro haku and sachiko hiraoka.
a sound by silence outside(yoshihiro haku).
this short film is collage animation.
2009



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ex libris...



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Sublime images...Part 1




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These amazingly sublime images where taken from this very good blog

hiroyasu-tangerine

I dont know anything about them, please get in touch if you have any information i would be very grateful.