Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Catalonian Cosmology: Part Two

Joan Miró (1893 - 1983) - The Constellations (12-22 of 23), 1941

'Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this universe, there shines a star.'

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

The Week In Review


Be Kind Rewind, 2008 - d. Michel Gondry
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, 2007 - d. Sidney Lumet
The Bride Wore Black, 1968 - d. Francois Truffaut
Day for Night, 1973 - d. Francois Truffaut
Death Proof, 2007 - d. Quentin Tarantino
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, 2007 - d. Julian Schnabel
Planet Terror, 2007 - d. Robert Rodriguez
A Scanner Darkly, 2006 - d. Richard Linklater


Monk: Seasons 1-2


Miró by Jacques Dupin

Articles & Chapters:

Cannibalism, Senegal, Géricault's 'Raft of the Medusa' by E. G. Grigsby
Delecroix and the Orient by Maurice Sérulaz
Liberty in the Barricades: Women, Politics and Sexuality in Delecroix by M. Pointon
Orient or France?: Nineteenth-Century Debates by Roger Benjamin
Portraying Monomaniacs to Service the Alienist's Monomania: Géricault and Georget by Albert Boime


Game On - ACMI
The Medieval Imagination - State Library of Victoria


Dummy (1994) - Portishead
Portishead (1997) - Portishead
Roseland NYC Live (1998) - Portishead
Blue Lines (1991) - Massive Attack
Protection (1994) - Massive Attack
Mezzanine (1998) - Massive Attack
100th Window (2003) - Massive Attack

Addendum III

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) - Monk by the Sea, c. 1809

'Art may be a game, but it is a serious game.'

Caspar David Friedrich

Palimpsest I

With A Little Help From His Replicators

Maurizio Cattelan (b. 1960) - Untitled, 2002

The Little Artists - Maurizio Cattelan's La Ballata di Trotsky (The Ballad of Trotsky), 1996

'You see, all art has now become completely a game by which man distracts himself; and you may say it has always been like that, but now it's entirely a game. And I think that that is the way things have changed, and what is fascinating now is that it's going to become much more difficult for the artist, because he must really deepen the game to be any good at all.'

Francis Bacon