Tuesday 31 May 2011

The Art of Emile Bayard


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Monday 30 May 2011

The Art of Hans Memling

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Sunday 29 May 2011

The Art of Gaston Bussiere




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the beautiful~grotesque

image ~ Frederick Ruysch

the beautiful~grotesque

From deep within

the reptile-mind,

stirs a metamorphic urge

to dream of the past

and of the future,

to become lost

in sleepy-eyed reverie

and bittersweet nostalgia

of things yet to pass;

to think

too much

or not enough.

To ponder

the meaningless

of the universe.

To dance

without movement

to the music of dead planets

from twilight to midnight,

from midnight to dawn.

To seek out

signs and wonders,

omens and augurs.

To soar

with the owls and angels,

then plunge

to an oceanic nadir.

To gorge on forbidden fruit

and then repent.

To speak in the tongues

of the pantheons

and seek

reconciliation with the godhead.

Only to question,


what is the point?

poem: the beautiful~grotesque © Andy Paciorek 2004

image: the beautiful~grotesque © Andy Paciorek 2010


Saturday 28 May 2011

The Mindscape of Alan Moore

"Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception."
Alan Moore

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Alan Moore






Friday 27 May 2011

The Art of Anatoly Fomenko : Presented by Denis Forkas Kostromitin

All Images © Anatoly Fomenko : Presented by special guest curator Denis Kostromitin

Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko (b.1945), a renowned Soviet and Russian mathematician over the years has managed to produce a few series of outstanding drawings in between his academic research. His painstakingly rendered pieces set a playground for emotion, topology, madness and magick: giddy abstract structures confront surreal monsters; expressive figures convey untold fears and mystery; crystals of reason melt under the pressure of chaos.

"The artist’s choice of composition – be it illustrations for Bulgakov's “The Master and Margarita”, sketches of mathematician’s jokes, poetic landscapes or twisted outlines of various paradoxes – always takes me unawares. The simultaneously delicate and violent shapes are clearly designed to dominate the viewer."

Fomenko’s visuals were beautifully animated in a 30-minute cartoon “Перевал / Passage” directed by V. Tarasov, 1988.


Presented by special guest curator Denis Forkas Kostromitin