Montezuma

land's end

ancientart:

Stone ring fort at the Grianán of Aileach, on the summit of Greenan Mountain, County Donegal, Ireland.

This stone fort is thought to have been constructed during the 8th or 9th century as the seat of Cenél nEógain, ruler of the ancient kingdom of Aileach. This monument however evidently had far earlier origins, surrounding the stone fort are the remains of an earlier hill fort, which was likely constructed approximately 1000 BCE. A small Neolithic or Early Bronze Age stone cairn is also nearby.

Photos courtesy & taken by Chris Newman. Reference: National Monuments Service.

(via gravity-rainbow)

"pausing beyond the closed door and softly knocking, softly knocking, on loves coffin." 

- Martin Amis, Time’s Arrow (1991)

philamuseum:

Surrealist André Masson (born on this day in 1896) used the method of automatic drawing—spontaneous doodles that sit on the edge of legibility—as a starting point for more developed compositions. Here, a seemingly random circular design becomes a sinister trap, poised to snare the unsuspecting beast within.See this and other works by Masson in “The Surrealists: Works from the Collection” #TheSurrealists“Animal Caught in a Trap,” 1929, by André Masson. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

philamuseum:

Surrealist André Masson (born on this day in 1896) used the method of automatic drawing—spontaneous doodles that sit on the edge of legibility—as a starting point for more developed compositions. Here, a seemingly random circular design becomes a sinister trap, poised to snare the unsuspecting beast within.

See this and other works by Masson in “The Surrealists: Works from the Collection” #TheSurrealists

Animal Caught in a Trap,” 1929, by André Masson. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

montypontpont

So , while Montezuma carries on his existence I’ve started another blog about mine and other’s poetry. Have a look if you wish and maybe follow as well.

All the best,

Joe  

hyperallergic:

Chasing memories in a Color-saturated Sea: Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s New Paintings

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, “The Family Meal” (2012) (All photographs courtesy of Stephanie…

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hyperallergic:

Chasing memories in a Color-saturated Sea: Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s New Paintings

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, “The Family Meal” (2012) (All photographs courtesy of Stephanie…

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The fog that is like    but more rare
The wind that is like    but not so sharp
The sand that is like    but turns to mud
The hills that are like    but more peopled
The flowers that are like    but bloom earlier
The beach that is like    but more crowded
The summers that are like    but darken quickly
The air that is like    but not so sweet

- Elizabeth Burns, Like
When I have talked for an hour I feel lousy –
Not so when I have danced for an hour:
The dancers inherit the party
While the talkers wear themselves out and
sit in corners alone, and glower.

- Ian Hamilton Finlay, The Dancers Inherit the Party

Margaret Tait Colour Poems (1974) 

"Cinematographically
I have registered the opening of escholtzia
On an early summer morning.
It gave me a sharp awareness of time passing,
Of exact qualities and values in the light,
But I didn’t see the movement
As movement.
I didn’t with my own direct perception see the petals 
	moving."

- Margaret Tait, from Now (1959)

And Under That / Land Makar. Online Exhibition - What's On - LUX

Online double-bill exhibition of Margaret Tait’s Land Makar (1981) and Anne-Marie Copestake’s And Under That (2012). Two “distinctive observational portraits of women in their own personal environments” 

I haven’t seen Copestake’s film yet, but Tait’s is a great record of a worked, lived-in landscape. 

"I choose lines and circles because they do the job.

My art is about working in the wide world,

wherever, on the surface of the earth.

My work is not urban, nor is it romantic.

It is the laying down of modern ideas

in the only practical places to take them.”

- Richard Long, Five, six, pick up sticks (1980)