Showing posts with label drawings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drawings. Show all posts

Friday, November 21, 2014

Born today... René Magritte, November 21, 1898, Lessines, Belgium

Studies for the beyond, ca 1938 Pencil on Paper

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré ... from the series Mythological Beast... 1948

In the 1970s, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré started to transfer his thoughts to hundreds of small drawings in postcard format, using a ballpoint pen and colour crayons. These drawings, gathered under the title of Connaissance du Monde (Knowledge of the World), form an encyclopedia of universal knowledge and experience. Other projects, such as Readings from Signs Observed in Oranges (1988), serve as visionary records of divination. For Bouabré, his drawings are representation of everything that is revealed or concealed—signs, divine thoughts, dreams, myths, the sciences, traditions—and he views his role as an artist as a redemptive calling. He has stated: “Now that we are recognized as artists, our duty is to organize into a society, and in such a way to create a framework for discussion and exchange among those who acquire and those who create. From that could arise a felicitous world civilisation.”

“the heavens opened up before my eyes and seven colorful suns described a circle of beauty around their Mother-Sun, I became Cheik Nadro: ‘He who does not forget.’”

Saturday, November 8, 2014

John Balance (Coil) ... Drawings from Bright Lights and Cats With No Mouths ~ The Art of John Balance Collected

The first ever extensive overview of art (drawings, paintings and sketches) created by John Balance.
The artworks featured in the book are both finished elaborate hallucinatory pieces as well as quick sketches with a good sprinkling of Balance’s often underestimated humour. 
Homages to idols and inspirations next to idiosyncratic magical dreamscapes
executed in a wide variety of styles and mediums

Compiled by Liam Thomas and Thighpaulsandra - with text by
Val Denham and Jeremy Reed.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alice Rahon (1904-1987) - drawings for costumes 1946

Costumes for her production of Orion~ el gran hombre del cielo, it was never produced in her lifetime.
It was later revived in 2009 for a retrospective of Rahon's work at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Michelangelo... Anima Damnata...1524


Only I remain burning in the dusk
After the sun has stripped the world of its rays:
Whereas other men take their pleasure, I do but mourn,
Prostrate on the ground, lamenting and weeping... 
from notes on drawings by Michelangelo dated around same period

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rosaleen Norton ... drawing & poem excerpt


...My home is the house of winds,
With great songs of Space ringing wild in my ears
Whose shouting heart leaps to their tune.
I mock at the shapes, plodding thickly, through lamplight:
stupid and cruel - or kind -
They are alien, Other, I'm touched with uneasiness...
Fear of these human.... and glide away sidelong:
Yet joying in fear, in my stealthy aloofness,
To know they are They and I'm I.
Towers of old cities are spiralling over me, Night-conjured,
rising from Time
And I hear, through the seething of luminous silence -
Secretive, vibrant, the sound of the Solitude -
Calling of others like me
Quietly they come, flitting softly as secrets; light-footed,
velvety, swift...
With eyes gleaming green, lambent flame of the Opal.
Kindred... we signal our quick recognition.
I am I ... but I know we are we
Panther of silence; god of Night; Lord of the wild inhuman
You are my own; teeming soul of solitude.
Here is no loneliness, secret Master -
You, Dark Spirit are with me.

from Pan's Daughter by Nevill Drury

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sherana Harriette Frances... drawings part 2 ... 1976

The LSD drawings of Sherana Harriette Frances

a  scan from a favourite book of mine

Drawing it out ~ Befriending the Unconscious ~

the book originated as a wordless visual dialogue between her conscious and unconscious mind, catalyzed by her experience with LSD at the international Institute for Advanced Study.


click on image to enlarge

"The Mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell,
a hell of heaven."
- Milton: Paradise Lost (1667) Book 1 line 253