Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Flowers (Ziggy Stardust)


Flowers (Ziggy Stardust), oil on card, 16.5 x 14 cm



I am trying to incoproorate, and have been for some time, some ideas from Japanese and Chinese art about leaving aspects of surface plain, the play between mark and non-mark, void and presence. And I also want to developing, from Eastern painting, an attitude in which I accept unintentional events on the picture field as as possibilities, instead of necesarily "correcting" them to suit an a priori schema.

Today`s music was by Bauhaus: their fine cover of Bowie`s Ziggy Stardust never fails to delight:

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were voodoo

The kid was just crass, he was the nazz
With God given ass

He took it all too far but boy could he play guitar

Making love with his ego Ziggy sucked up into his mind

Like a leper messiah
When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band.

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As ever, I bow before the greatness of Fantin-Latour.

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