Alphabetarion # Hourglass / Klepsydra | Mina Loy



Mina Loy, Hourglass


Klepsydra (literally “water thief”)  the Greek word for water clock, is any
timepiece in which time is measured by the regulated flow of liquid into (inflow type)
or out from (outflow type) a vessel where the amount is then measured.

Also, in ancient Greece, a device (water thief) for drawing liquids from vats too large to pour,
which utilized the principles of air pressure to transport the liquid from one container to another.


Alphabetarion # The circle | Dennis Oppenheim / Dmitry Baltermants / László Csáder / Henry Ford /

“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.” 
 Anaïs Nin

             Henry Ford                                                             László Csáder, Kids, 1950s
Dennis Oppenheim, Time Pocket, 1968
Dmitry Baltermants, Italy, 1960
Rita Tushingham / A Taste of Honey, Tony Richardson, 1961


A pear | Edgar Degas, 1911

 Edouard Manet, A young man peeling a pear (Portrait Of Leon Leenhoff), 1868


“I put it (a still life of a pear, made by Edouard Manet, ed.) there (on the wall, next to Ingres’ Jupiter, ed.)
for a pear like that would overthrow any god.”

Edgar Degas


Edouard Manet, Portrait of George Moore, 1879     Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Jupiter and Thetis, 1811



Jupiter, of course the Jupiter,’ and he took me to see the picture “ not a very good Ingres, I thought ” good, of course, but somewhat tedious “ a Jupiter with beetling brows, and a thunderbolt in his hand. But next to it was a pear, and I knew that pear, just a speckled pear painted on six inches of canvas; it used to hang in Manet’s studio, six inches of canvas nailed to the wall, and I said to Degas, I think, after all, I like the pear better than Jupiter;’ and Degas said, ’ I put it there, for a pear painted like that would overthrow any god.’ There is a picture by Mr. Sargent in this room ” one of his fashionable women.

George Moore, Hail and Farewell: Vale, 1911


Édouard Manet, Basket of Pears, 1882 


Book//mark - The Man Who Was Thursday | G. K. Chesterton (1908)

 The Man Who Was Thursday, 1908                                                 G. K. Chesterton at the age of 17



"Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity."

“The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick.”The Man Who Was Thursday, 1908

“I could forgive you even your cruelty if it were not for your calm.”

“Sunday is a fixed star,“ he said. "You shall see him a falling star,” said Syme, and put on his hat.

“He defended respectability with violence and exaggeration.”

“A naked moon stood in a naked sky.”

“You say you are a poet of law; I saw you are a contradiction in terms. I only wonder there were not comets and earthquakes on the night you appeared in this garden”

“I am not good at deception,’ said Tuesday gloomily, flushing. Right, my boy, right,’ said the President with a ponderous heartiness, ‘You aren’t good at anything.”

"Evil philosopher is not trying to alter things but to annihilate them."

"His swarthy figure stood dark against a square of sunlight, almost like an allegorical figure of labour frescoed on a ground of gold."

"We must have several word-signs,“ said Syme seriously – "words that we are likely to want, fine shades of meaning. My favourite word is 'coeval.’ What’s yours?”

“For even the most dehumanized modern fantasies depend on some older and simpler figure; the adventures may be mad, but the adventurer must be sane.”


“Even the moon is only poetical because there is a man in the moon.”

“Life was a fly that faded, and death a drone that stung; The world was very old indeed when you and I were young.”

"Like any man, he was coward enough to fear great force; but he was not quite coward enough to admire it.”

"He felt he was in possession of some impossible good news, which made every other triviality, but an adorable triviality."

"The girl with the red hair, cutting lilac before breakfast, with great unconscious gravity of a girl."

"We are not buffoons, but very desperate men at war with a vast conspiracy."

“No man should leave in the universe anything of which he is afraid.”

“For these disguises did not disguise, but reveal.”

“Confetti, bonbons, artillery.”


G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, 1908 


A prominent Brazilian neo-realism painter | Cândido Portinari (1927 - 1959)

          Portrait of Annah de Mello Franco Chagas, 1937                           Cândido Portinari, Portrait of Hélio Feijó, 1932  


        Candido Portinari, Yolanda Cozzo, 1930                                                          Candido Portinari, Renato Palmeira, 1927
Candido Portinari: Self-Portrait, 1930                                             Cândido Portinari, Meninos e piões, 1947

Cândido Portinari (1903 – 1962) was one of the most important Brazilian painters
and also a prominent and influential practitioner of the neo-realism style in painting.

Candido Portinari, Studio in Paris (Naturaleza), 1930
Cândido Portinari, Bumba-Meu-Boi                    Candido Portinari, Menino com carneiro, 1953
Candido Portinari, Colheita do Milho, 1959
 Candido Portinari, Scarecrow, 1959                                       Candido Portinari, Dom Quixote
Cândido Portinari, The Refugees, 1955                                          Cândido Portinari, The Refugees, 1944
Candido Portinari, Menino a Cavalo, 1959                                               Candido Portinari, Gaiola I - do livro Menino de Engenho, 1959
Cândido Portinari, Chorinho, 1943                                                    Cândido Portinari, Seahorse, 1942
Candido Portinari, Retrato de João Cândido com Cavalo, 1941                                                                    Cândido Portinari, 1957
  Candido Portinari, Marinha, 1953

 Cândido Portinari, Graciliano Ramos, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Amado. Rio de Janeiro, 1952
       

Flick Review < The Lovers / Les Amants | Louis Malle (1958)


The Lovers / Les amants (1958) 
Director Louis Malle
Stars Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory

Based on the novel Point de Lendemain by Dominique Vivant


The Lovers was Malle's second feature film, made when he was 25 years old.

This film was highly controversial for its depiction of allegedly obscene material when released in the United States.A showing in Ohio resulted in the criminal conviction of the theatre manager for public depiction of obscene material. He appealed his conviction to the US Supreme Court, which reversed the conviction and ruled that the film was not obscene in its written opinion (Jacobellis v. Ohio). The case resulted in Justice Potter Stewart’s famously subjective definition of hard-core pornography: “I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.”


The Lovers, 1958                                                Poster Designed by Karel Teissig                                                            -  


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