Book Review – “A Fortunate Man” John Berger & Jean Mohr (1967)

February 23rd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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Yes. I haven’t read any Berger and not loved it. He’s empathetic and tender. Nice photos, and interesting analysis of the doctor patient relationship, particularly between theĀ ‘educated’ and ‘uneducated’.

Noemie Goudal

February 15th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

I missed Noemie Goudal‘s exhibition at The Photographers Gallery, oh well. She seems to make big cardboard sculptures of photocopied photographs, then photographs them in new environments (click to enlarge images).

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Joel Meyerowitz – Morandi’s Objects

February 11th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Photographer Joel Meyerowitz took some photographs of painter Giorgio Morandi’s objects.

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Franz Hals (1582 – 1666)

February 8th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Franz was pretty good at painting. Nice ruffles, and black blacks. Click on the images for bigger images.

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Brian Eno – “Backwater”

February 5th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

From ‘Before & After Science“. There’s an interesting theory about the lyrics here

Backwater
We’re sailing at the edges of time
Backwater
We’re drifting at the waterline
Oh we’re floating in the coastal waters
You and me and the porter’s daughters
Ooh what to do not a sausage to do
And the shorter of the porter’s daughters
Dips her hand in the deadly waters
Ooh what to do in a tiny canoe

Black water
There were six of us but now we are five
We’re all talking
To keep the conversation alive
There was a senator from Ecuador
Who talked about a meteor
That crashed on a hill in the south of Peru
And was found by a conquistador
Who took it to the emperor
And he passed it on to a Turkish guru

His daughter
Was slated for becoming divine
He taught her
He taught her how to split and define
But if you study the logistics
And heuristics of the mystics
You will find that their minds rarely move in a line
So it’s much more realistic
To abandon such ballistics
And resign to be trapped on a leaf in a vine

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