On My Mind 25.02.11

this from William Blake…

William Blake - A Dream

and Walt Whitman…


Whitman: “Oxen that rattle the yoke or halt in the shade, what is that you express in your eyes? / It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”

Altamira Cave Painting

and Cy Twombly…

Cy Twombly

Twombly: “Paint in a sense is a certain infantile thing. I mean in the handling. I start out using a brush but then I can’t take the time because the idea doesn’t correspond, it gets stuck when the brush goes out of paint in a certain length of time. So I have to go back and by then I might have lost the rest of it. So I take my hand and I do it. Or I have those wonderful things that came in later: paintsticks. Because the pencil also breaks if the canvas is too rough. So I had to find things that I could use, like my hands or the paintsticks. I can carry through the impetus till it stops. It’s continual. I mean, I’m talking about specifics, the heavy kind. And also, when I talked about the Jungian thing…I use earth things and certain human things as symbols for earth – like it might be excrement but it’s earth. And I did those charts, big palettes…two or three paintings with palettes and all of the colours – pink, flesh, brown, red for blood. And I think with most painters you can think and it can change very fast, the impetus of what something is. It’s instinctive in a certain kind of painting, not as if you were painting an object or special things, but it’s like coming through the nervous system. It’s like a nervous system. It’s not described, it’s happening. The feeling is going on with the task. The line is the feeling, from a soft thing, a dreamy thing, to something hard, something arid, something lonely, something ending, something beginning. It’s like I’m experiencing something frightening, I’m experiencing the thing and I have to be at that state because I’m also going.”

and Ahmad Moulla…

Ahmad Moualla

and also this from Tom Waits…

Comments 2

  1. Euan wrote:

    Any blog that includes Blake,Whitman and Waits get a big thumbs up from me. Art I know nothing about…but it looks very nice!

    Posted 25 Feb 2011 at 4:06 pm
  2. Adam wrote:

    I envy people who have the patience to make stop motion like that.

    Posted 27 Feb 2011 at 9:54 am