Paintings by Neil Conrad
29Oct/13

roof tops

the caption reads.....

27Oct/13

mezzo forte

fandango

and the return to start

20Oct/13

Hamsun

Hunger

growth of the soil

9Oct/13

Godfrey de Bouillon

found out that the Crusaders didn't call themselves Crusaders, they were Knights of Christ, Knights of St. John and stuff like that.

funny what you can find out in wikipedia

30Sep/13

Beat

'I see painting as an evocative magic, and there must always be a random factor in magic, one which must be constantly changed and renewed.'  (William S. Burroughs)

'Follow your inner moonlight;  don't hide the madness.'  (Allen Ginsberg)

26Sep/13

et alors…

Estremadura

25Sep/13

Rocinante

increased tension.  decreased motion.

14Sep/13

Time

invention

cross examination

27Aug/13

Perec

'This is how space begins, with words only, signs traced on the blank page.  To describe space: to name it, to trace it, like those portolano-makers who saturated the coastlines with the names of harbours, the names of capes, the names of inlets, until in the end the land was only separated from the sea by a continuous ribbon of text.  Is the aleph, that place in Borges from which the entire world is visible simultaneously, anything other than an alphabet?'  (Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces)

'Question your teaspoons.'  (Georges Perec)

20Aug/13

Godot

'There is no indicting words, they are no shoddier than what they peddle.'  (Samuel Beckett)

15Aug/13

Pushkin

had a nightmare about being stuck up on top of some architectural fragment, it was some kind of a column.

10Aug/13

Tavernier

the list goes on and on.  and like what shows up in the dreams, well, not sure it's really that interesting just now.  seems like it was a lot more pertinent about 8-12 years ago.  maybe longer ago.   maybe a lot longer.  

got to bleach this one out a bit.

3Aug/13

Gogol

wax lips

'It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.'  (Nikolai Gogol)

26Jul/13

Practice

'A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them;  and its essential meaning is in the tension between the contradictory answers.'  (Leonard Bernstein)

'The great quality of true art is that it rediscovers, grasps and reveals to us that reality far from where we live, from which we get farther and farther away as the conventional knowledge we substitute for it becomes thicker and more impermeable.' (Marcel Proust)

22Jul/13

devices

'Nothing makes me more pessimistic than the obligation not to be pessimistic.'  (Eugene Ionesco)

17Jul/13

Maeterlinck

'No great inner event befalls those who summon it not.'  (Maurice Maeterlinck)

16Jul/13

Melisande

'How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.'   (Claude Debussy)

13Jul/13

drawing

'In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions.'  (Marcel Duchamp)

7Jul/13

Dias y Flores

Yesterday was hot in the city but it was cooler in the public garden, Dias y Flores in the EV.  Lori Ortiz organized a flower painting party and I was ready for a nap myself.

Back to mixed media, pencil and ink and acrylic.

Museum Hours was pretty much of a snore.  nice to see the Bruegel paintings but if it hadn't been so hot I would have enjoyed looking for crows on my own.

Okay, it's a little square in the comp but I'm gonna post it just the same.

4Jul/13

Stevens

'Sentimentality is a failure of feeling.'   (Wallace Stevens)

'Realism is a corruption of reality.'  (Wallace Stevens)

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