"…what starts off as a fairly romantic and mute portrait of images of African objects (artefacts, idols, objects…we don’t get many geographical details, most of them are introduced as just that: l’art nègre, “black art”, which is a mimicking of the decontextualised exhibition of artefacts from Africa to this day, which become devoid of use, cultural significance or aesthetics, but merely, things), in the last third turns into a blistering attack on colonialism and white racism.” – From The Archives
Couldn’t let today go by without a post to say RIP Jon Lord (9th June 1941 - 16th July 2012) Thank you for the amazing music
Hilma af Klint: Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, The Dove, No. 3, Group IX, The Swan, No. 17, Group IX (top to bottom). 1913-1915.
Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was a pioneer of art that turned away from visible reality. By 1906, she had developed an abstract imagery. This was several years before Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), who are still regarded as the pioneers of abstract 20th-century art.
Hilma af Klint assumed that there was a spiritual dimension to life and aimed at visualizing contexts beyond what the eye can see. When painting, she believed that she was in contact with a higher consciousness that spoke and conveyed messages through her. Like many of her contemporaries, she was influenced by spiritual movements, especially spiritualism, theosophy and later anthroposophy. Through her paintings, she sought to understand and communicate the various dimensions of human existence. -Dr. M. Bunyan
On my wishlist, The Cunning Man’s Handbook by Jim Baker.
Oh yeah, that definitely looks like a good read.
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Curved Air - Propositions
Was totally in the mood to hear this today. Interesting how Sonja Kristina’s style seems to be making a comeback, with bands like Blood Ceremony and Blues Pills showing some influence.
Vladeck Houses, Madison St., New York City. 1941.
Ye Olde Ancestral Lands.
The Lion in Winter.
I sometimes have a hard time believing Rob Halford still goes out on the boards…but of course, I completely understand WHY he does, and more power to him. When that generation of Metal Gods starts to go —Halford, Lemmy, Iommi — it’s going to be a genuine loss, and real hard to take.
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