Re: Happy Birthday to Stan: A Dialogue Between Two Great Artists

From: Joost Rekveld (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 14 2007 - 14:13:21 PST

that quote always me wonder how many people actually managed to read
much further than that.. :)
I must admit I got quite a bit further, but never really to the end...

happy reading,


On Jan 14, 2007, at 3:08 , Pablo Marin wrote:

> "Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of
> perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional
> logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of
> everything but which must know each object encountered
> in life through an adventure of perception. How many
> colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling
> baby unaware of 'Green'? How many rainbows can light
> create for the untutored eye? How aware of variations
> in heat waves can that eye be? Imagine a world alive
> with incomprehensible objects and shimmering with an
> endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations
> of color. Imagine a world before the 'beginning was
> the word.'"
> -- Stan Brakhage, 'METAPHORS ON VISION', 1963.


                                      Joost Rekveld


“This alone I ask you, O reader, that when you peruse the
account of these marvels that you do not set up for yourself
as a standard human intellectual pride, but rather the great
size and vastness of earth and sky; and, comparing with
that Infinity these slender shadows in which miserably and
anxiously we are enveloped, you will easily know that I have
related nothing which is beyond belief.”
(Girolamo Cardano)


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