18-08-13

Gustave Flaubert - correspondance

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Le festin

C’était à Mégara , faubourg de Carthage, dans les jardins d'Hamilcar.

Les soldats qu'il avait commandés en Sicile se donnaient un grand festin pour célébrer le jour anniversaire de la bataille d'Éryx, et comme le maître était absent et qu'ils se trouvaient nombreux, ils mangeaient et ils buvaient en pleine liberté.

Les capitaines, portant des cothurnes de bronze, s'étaient placés dans le chemin du milieu, sous un voile de pourpre à franges d'or, qui s'étendait depuis le mur des écuries jusqu'à la première terrasse du palais; le commun des soldats était répandu sous les arbres, où l'on distinguait quantité de bâtiments à toit plat, pressoirs, celliers, magasins, boulangeries et arsenaux, avec une cour pour les éléphants, des fosses pour les bêtes féroces, une prison pour les esclaves.

Des figuiers entouraient les cuisines; un bois de sycomores se prolongeait jusqu'à des masses de ver­dure, où des grenades resplendissaient parmi les touffes blanches des cotonniers : des vignes, chargées de grappes, montaient dans le branchage des pins : un champ de roses s'épanouissait sous des platanes; de place en place sur des gazons, se balançaient des lis; un sable noir, mêlé à de la poudre de corail, parsemait les sentiers, et, au milieu, l'avenue des cyprès faisait d'un bout à l'autre comme une double colon­nade d'obélisques verts.

Le palais, bâti en marbre numidique tacheté de jaune, superposait tout au fond, sur de larges assises, ses quatre étages en terrasses. Avec son grand escalier droit en bois d'ébène, portant aux angles de chaque marche la proue d'une galère vaincue, avec ses portes rouges écartelées d'une croix noire, ses grillages d'ai­rain qui le défendaient en bas des scorpions, et ses treillis de baguettes dorées qui bouchaient en haut ses ouvertures, il semblait aux soldats, dans son opulence farouche, aussi solennel et impénétrable que le visage d'Hamilcar .
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In « Salammbô »
Tableau Gaston Bussière « Salammbô » 1907

http://oceania55.canalblog.com/archives/2008/06/05/9464535.html
http://flaubert.univ-rouen.fr/correspondance/conard/lettres/lettres1.html

16-08-13

Family album

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Family album

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Family album

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15-08-13

Female nude otherwise seen

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Salvador Dali

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Dal%C3%AD

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Dal%C3%AD

14-08-13

Boem Paukeslag alles plat

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Bezette Stad

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http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_van_Ostaijen

http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_sep001198601_01/_sep001198601_01_0097.php

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/6636

http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/dada/Bezette%20Stad/

11-08-13

Einstein, mother and sister

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1914

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Einstein

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Albert Einstein and his sister Maja

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10-08-13

The difference between sickness and health...

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When the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich arrived in New York in August 1939, only a few days before the outbreak of war, he was optimistic that his ideas fusing sex and politics would be better received there than they had been in fascist Europe. Despite its veneer of puritanism, America was a country already much preoccupied with sex – as Alfred Kinsey's renowned investigations, which he had begun the year before, were to show. However, it was only after the second world war that the idea of sexual liberation would permeate the culture at large. Reich could be said to have invented this "sexual revolution"; a Marxist analyst, he coined the phrase in the 1930s in order to illustrate his belief that a true political revolution would be possible only once sexual repression was overthrown. That was the one obstacle Reich felt had scuppered the efforts of the Bolsheviks. "A sexual revolution is in progress," he declared, "and no power on earth will stop it."

Reich was a sexual evangelist who held that satisfactory orgasm made the difference between sickness and health. It was the panacea for all ills, he thought, including the fascism that forced him from Europe. In his 1927 study The Function of the Orgasm, he concluded that "there is only one thing wrong with neurotic patients: the lack of full and repeated sexual satisfaction."

Photo: Women at Adolf Koch’s socialist body culture school, which drew on Reich’s ideas. Photograph: Mel Gordon Collection

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jul/08/wilhelm-reich-free-love-orgasmatron

09-08-13

The Spider that Died in the Tower of London

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Cornelia Parker - The Spider that Died in the Tower of London

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/parker-the-spider-that-died-in-the-tower-of-london-p78511

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelia_Parker

London: Art Everywhere

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Art Everywhere turns UK's streets into world's largest art show

Project launched in shopping mall displays artists' most popular works on bus stops and tube stations

8 August 2013

From a Bacon on a bus to a Hockney on your hackney, the world's largest art show has been launched – not at an esteemed gallery, but at a shopping centre.

The pop art master Sir Peter Blake unveiled a giant digital version of his work The Meeting or Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney at west London's Westfield centre, the first of 22,000 advertising sites across the UK that, from Monday and for the next fortnight, will feature 57 popular works of art.

Alongside him, Cornelia Parker, whose Cold Dark Matter was voted the 10th most popular work by online voters on the Art Everywhere website, rejoiced in being not only the only living artist in the top 10, but the only woman to boot.

Since Toulouse Lautrec in 19th century Paris was commissioned by the Moulin Rouge to design posters promoting the bohemian nightclub, advertising has turned to great art to promote products.

Now advertisers are repaying – to the tune of more than £3m – by donating printed poster sites and digital screens across the UK to celebrate art for art's sake.

The Art Everywhere project – organised by Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent drinks, but the brainchild of his wife, Melinda – will see artworks on billboards, bus stops, major roads, tube, train and metro stations, shopping malls and office buildings, among other sites. Some 2,000 London buses and 1,000 black cabs will transport the artworks around London.

Read more at: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/aug/08/art-everywhere-project-streets-london

Photograph: Queen Portrait, Sir Peter Blake