Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dolorosa... happy birthday... Austin Spare 2012


Pastel on Paper No 1 of 9  A4

The fractional second is the path I would open...
Magic is but one's natural ability to attract without asking.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Anonymous... The Learned Man, 1511... Woodcut


from Liber de sensibus in Que hoc volumine continentur by Charles de Bovelles (Charles de Bouelles, Carolus Bovillus) (1479-1553) 
a  treatise on the senses. more HERE 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

George Russell 'AE' (1867-1935)... Tired...drawing and poem


Tired, Ink and wash, 

Star Teachers

EVEN as a bird sprays many-coloured fires,
The plumes of paradise, the dying light
Rays through the fevered air in misty spires
    That vanish in the heights.

These myriad eyes that look on me are mine;        
Wandering beneath them I have found again
The ancient ample moment, the divine,
    The God-root within men.

For this, for this the lights innumerable
As symbols shine that we the true light win:        
For every star and every deep they fill
    Are stars and deeps within.

George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Giovanni Luigi Valesio (1583-1633)...Venus Whipping Cupid with Roses...early 17th century


"love is not so easily chastised"

                                                                             more here