Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tristram Hillier



Pylons, 1933

14 comments:

mountain man said...

He was a British Surrealist painter. Just sayin'. I like any painting that has a danger sign in it. Just in principle.

Now it is time for my new-fangled self-adhesion lessons wherein I adhere myself to soft objects and refuse to move for hours. I am in an aquarium when this happens. I breathe through handmade tubes. They are leaky, I get the bends.

USB said...

Dear MM:
Dahling.. its been so long! US just hides under the bed and it takes forever to extricate him... unless you wave a tasty treat in front of him. It is a great place to hide out though, except fot he dust bunnies, and Kitti gets a bit miffed. Never tried the bottom of the aquarium. Would be rather, ugh, damp...although, clothing would be optional? Love to Unca Fritz.

dubzy said...

hello mm.

MM said...

Hello USB! I am going to miss you 2 this year at Christmas. I hope you can get US out from under the bed. Have you tried doggie treats?

Hi Dubz. How are your ideas? How are your paws?

Swamp Head said...

My head is a swamped out place of confusion, boggy, soggy and what not.

cynthia B. said...

rest easy, MM.
love, Cyndy B.

fairy butler said...

i like thinking about the electrocutions here. the imminent danger in the stillness. apocalypse calls.

MM said...

CYNTHIA. Where have you been my darling??? I have been missing your ways and means. I was meaning to ask you, can I post a letter of yours? Perhaps the easter letter?

FB I am glad you see the apocalypse here. It is everywhere if you look hard enough. The key is not to be nervous about it. I am working on this.

I am thinking so much about the British Surrealists from 1930's. Why are they my favorites, I have to come up with some text here. There is another painting I want to post - Scylla by Ithel Colqhoun. I saw it at the Tate Modern, trying to find an image I can post.

krixfort said...

Hi MMs.

I was scolded at the Tate Modern. Perhaps that's why I was lukewarm about the place. Also I went on Saturday which is about the dumbest idea for any museum visit.

mountain man said...

Hi Krix!!! Did you see anything you liked? Please tell.

krixfort said...

I have to go back and visit again. I was overwhelmed with London in general and on the day I went to the Tate, I was also hungover so it's hard for me to remember.

There was a video installation. IT was a symphony made of pieces of films that I could've spent hours in front of. The Joseph Bueys stuff I likes too. I wish I could wrap myself up in felt and fat and gold paint right now.

Here's another thing I liked
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/explore/work.do?id=8224&action=1

I tried to take a picture (without flash, I'm not a total cretin.) Unlike the British Museum, you cannot take pictures. I thought I was going to get bounced by the really uptight dude who scolded.

krixfort said...

This was the video installation.

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/explore/work.do?id=81113&action=1

krixfort said...

MM, I am hijacking your comments. I forgot about this group of works

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/explore/room.do?show=1259&code=08&action=1

okay bye now.

MM said...

Thanks Krix! I go check out. I get back to you.