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La visión de Ezequiel

Posted in Painting with tags , on April 2, 2018 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
collantes-ezekiel.jpg
Francisco Collantes
oil on canvas, 1630
Museo del Prado
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Noli me tangere

Posted in Painting with tags , , , on April 1, 2018 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
Jacopo da Pontormo (attributed)
oil on canvas, c. 1530
Casa Buonarroti

Life, Life

Posted in Painting, Poetry with tags , on March 22, 2018 by Dylan Thomas Hayden


1

I don’t believe in omens nor fear
Forebodings. I flee from neither slander
Nor from poison. Death does not exist.
Everyone’s immortal. Everything is too.
No point in fearing death at seventeen,
Or seventy. There’s only here and now, and light;
Neither death, nor darkness, exists.
We’re all already on the seashore;
I’m one of those who’ll be hauling in the nets
When a shoal of immortality swims by.

2

If you live in a house – the house will not fall.
I’ll summon any of the centuries,
Then enter one and build a house in it.
That’s why your children and your wives
Sit with me at one table, –
The same for ancestor and grandson:
The future is being accomplished now,
If I raise my hand a little,
All five beams of light will stay with you.
Each day I used my collar bones
For shoring up the past, as though with timber,
I measured time with geodetic chains
And marched across it, as though it were the Urals.

3

I tailored the age to fit me.
We walked to the south, raising dust above the steppe;
The tall weeds fumed; the grasshopper danced,
Touching its antenna to the horse-shoes – and it prophesied,
Threatening me with destruction, like a monk.
I strapped my fate to the saddle;
And even now, in these coming times,
I stand up in the stirrups like a child.

I’m satisfied with deathlessness,
For my blood to flow from age to age.
Yet for a corner whose warmth I could rely on
I’d willingly have given all my life,
Whenever her flying needle
Tugged me, like a thread, around the globe.

Text: Poem by Arseny Tarkovsky, source unknown
Image: Jan Brueghel the Younger, Dorfgracht mit landungssteg und ziehbrunnen, oil on copper, private collection

Simpatía (La Rabia del Gato)

Posted in Painting, Surrealism with tags on December 16, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Remedios Varo
oil on masonite, 1955
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El Rey

Posted in Painting, Surrealism with tags on December 16, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

gouache, 1958
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Autoportrait à la licorne

Posted in Painting, Surrealism with tags on December 16, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Remedios Varo
oil on panel
private collection

Achenbach on Ischia

Posted in Painting with tags , , , on November 28, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden




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