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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Transcending Time : Three Poems


1

Bronze man
+ heat
(blowtorch)
+ acid
= patina

8 bronze figures
+ variety of temperatures
+ acid
gives range of patinas
(colours)

Transcending time.



2

Painter
at easel

paint
and vision
= mismatch.

Painter
battles through

Transcending time.



3

Artist
at easel

Landscape
+ figure(s)
- narrative

Transcending time.


11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...interesting....as artists we often break a piece of time off to hold...a quick snapshot of the moment...there is though that magic that happens where sometimes even in the art we can see beyond that moment...not always easy as well to capture what we see when its not what the art wants...interesting structure to this one dave...

Mary said...

These each have a unique perspective, Dave; but then again I would expect nothing less from an artist. I do think art, visual art OR written art, does transcend time. Once created, it will always exist.........somewhere!

The Weaver of Grass said...

You only have to walk round the ancient sites in Rome to know how art transcends time.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Surprising, very unusual and delightful.

manicddaily said...

I very much enjoyed your perspective here. So interesting to think of time transcended in the first one, in that they are coming up with automatic patinas - something usually developed over time happening in a chemical millisecond. Very cool.

Then you have the slower versions. So hard to actually paint what one sees either actually or internally - it never turns out quite the same - sometimes actually much better but you know - and I think painters above many artists have a very strong feeling about transcending tradition and time.

Lastly - the narrative - and this reminds me of those old style murals where you see the story flattened out before you - you know - the beginning at one corner, the end at another. Very cool and a long way from that blow torch! Thanks much, Dave. I recently unearthed some old painting materials that I'd stuck away a long time ago. I've really been too busy to take them up again, but I hope to have some time soon. Such an absorbing wonderful way of transcending one's own self at least if not time. (And time.)

k.

A Cuban In London said...

This poem is a puzzle but a very interesting one. It delves into the timelessness of art, the relevance of it throughout the centuries. I loved the opening. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

haricot said...

If it would be possible, I'd like to be a narrator. I amused myself with these stanzas. Thank you.

Cloudia said...

Transcending as fast as I can!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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kaykuala said...

Uniquely interesting, Dave! Transcending time in art does go many centuries. Great!

Hank

Ygraine said...

Amazing!
Have to admit, I've never thought of art in this way before...but, yes, I now see how art really does transcend time...capturing the artist's view at that precise moment - forever!
Wow...this piece has truly expanded my understanding!
Thank you, Dave:)

Dave King said...

Brian
Yes, you are right, much of art is concerned with snippets of time. Thanks for the interesting light you shine on the subject.

Mary
Thanks Mary. Yes there are many ways in which art transcends time.

The Weaver of Grass
Absolutely! No arguments there!

Tommaso
Thank you so much!

manicddaily
A real delight to read your thoughtful and comprehensive comments. I do very much appreciate the time and care taken. You have interestingly brought to the fore one aspect I had not been highly conscious of in the writing, the automatic and slower version. Sincere thanks.

A Cuban in London
Yes you are right... an dme having denied any great interest in puzzles in the context of poetry!! Just goes to show!

haricot
Thank you for saying so.

Cloudia
Too quick for me!

Hank
Yes, you are right. It does.

Ygraine
Yes, you've reminded me also of the palimpsest. Thanks so much.