"I do believe that if you watch Dude, Where’s My Car? slowly and repeatedly and while perfectly sober, the mysteries of the universe may be revealed to you."

Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

(Source: miloserdie)

#photo #horse #balcon

Perhaps I repeat myself. Then I repeat myself.

#fragment
Again foreground and background in Soutine. There are two explanations for the broken line of the belly: the “extra” white part to the left is an accidental smear upon the dark background; and the “extra” dark part to the right is an accidental smear upon the white of the fish. Yet the dark smear looks quite deliberate: it seems obvious, looking at it closely, that it was painted from left to right; and the white smear also seems deliberate, since towards its edge it is tainted with what must be some deliberate yellow. Looking at the painting from a distance seems to confirm this: the line of the fish’s belly seems to run somewhere above the white but somewhere below the dark.
And that flash of red around the gills without which the painting would be completely useless, and which reminds me of Bacon’s distinction between illustration (drawing then colouring in, which surely many of the old masters did) and painting (in which the final image is paint, not just expressed through it).

Again foreground and background in Soutine. There are two explanations for the broken line of the belly: the “extra” white part to the left is an accidental smear upon the dark background; and the “extra” dark part to the right is an accidental smear upon the white of the fish. Yet the dark smear looks quite deliberate: it seems obvious, looking at it closely, that it was painted from left to right; and the white smear also seems deliberate, since towards its edge it is tainted with what must be some deliberate yellow. Looking at the painting from a distance seems to confirm this: the line of the fish’s belly seems to run somewhere above the white but somewhere below the dark.

And that flash of red around the gills without which the painting would be completely useless, and which reminds me of Bacon’s distinction between illustration (drawing then colouring in, which surely many of the old masters did) and painting (in which the final image is paint, not just expressed through it).

#soutine

Three consecutive shots in Sharunas Bartas’s Few of Us

#still #bartas #few of us
drill another hole near the edge of the label and play it from there with a light pickup
from Tom Raworth, Ace

drill
another hole
near the edge
of the label and
play it
from there
with a light
pickup

from Tom Raworth, Ace

#janek schaefer #tom raworth
Literate Graffiti

Literate Graffiti

#swastika ontario

The telegraph pole in Russian cinema: The Mirror (1975) and The Return (2003)

#still #tarkovsky #mirror #zvyagintsev #return

"The opening title sequence was different too, with rings coming from the centre of the picture flashing in dark blue mid-blue and light blue in a psychedelic fashion with yellow lettering “ChuckleVision” on a red rectangle repeatedly jump-zooming in and out and tilting from side to side as it does this, while the original mono version of the ChuckleVision theme tune plays."

"Wikipedia at its most exhausting"

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