Friday, March 20, 2015

#284 À La Rencontre Du Plaisir

Griot is troubadour, 
   West African, live 
    archive of traditions, 
      much like the 
        medieval minstrel. 

Grelot is bell—jingle-, 
  sleigh-. Usually 
    small, unlike the one
      depicted here. Is
        a mystery why 

the bowler-hatted 
  man is focused on 
    it since it has no 
      mystery. The man's 
        shadow stands be-

hind the curtain, 
  looks in a different 
    direction, absorbs
      the atmosphere. He
        will sing about it. 

          Later.



Monday, March 09, 2015

#283 The Uncertainty Principle


"An object (a human figure
or something else) is presented
against a background on which
its shadow falls, with the amend-
ment that the shadow is that of
some quite different object. Example: a naked woman
projecting another in the form
of a bird onto a curtain."
Magritte




The title is totally abstract.
The painting presents a
disturbing aspect of actuality.
The uncertainty principle
means that the position &
momentum of either subject
or reflection cannot be
simultaneously measured
with precision.