Dear Cleo 17 02 08

Dearest Cleo

There was one thing I forgot to tell you yesterday, I found a place on Youtube where they teach you how to pronounce Phenomenology, this may be to help you avoid looking like a prat when you use the word in normal everyday conversation. Lambert, Hegel and Husserl are the philosophers associated with this idea. Although I am still a little unsure of the concept, I have ordered Art and Phenomenology from Amazon, I have cancelled my prime membership so they are now delivering within a fortnight to convince me to come back to Prime, I will have a read and report back in five or six weeks.

This blog is getting very wordy so by way of a change I will tell you about my drawings, and put some pictures in.

I applied a grid by computer for the golden section to the photograph of the drawing I did the other day and I was pleased how close to the golden section the drawing was.



Figure 1 (17 02 08 01) Photograph of still life with golden Ratio superimposed grid, Computer generated image.

I then played about with two L shaped framing cards, did four crops and arrived at these eleven images;




Figure 2 (17 02 08 02) The villagers lined the route to the church of Santa Maria del Giorno for his funeral , Computer generated image


Figure 3 (17 02 08 03) Claude rested in the shade of the entrance to the Cemetery of Santa Maria del Giorno to wait for Guilliamairo’s widow, Computer generated image.



Figure 4 (17 02 08 04) Claude rested in the shade of the entrance to the Cemetery of Santa Maria del Giorno to wait for Guilliamairo’s widow reworked, Graphite on about A5 cartridge.



Figure 5 (17 02 08 05) Road to Luigi’s farm Computer generated image



Figure 6 (17 02 08 06) Marianne at the beach with fishing boat Computer generated image



Figure 7 (17 02 08 07) Reading the news Computer generated image


Figure 8 (17 02 08 08) Saxons awaiting the arrival of the Normans Computer generated image



Figure 9 (17 02 08 09) Jason enters the lair of the Gorgon Computer generated image



Figure 10 (17 02 08 10) The party Computer generated image



Figure 11 (17 02 08 11) Superman flew close to the turbine of the stricken airliner Computer generated image

As Leonardo once said, “look at the walls splashed with a number of stains or stones of warious mixed colours. If you have to invent some scene,you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, great plains, valleys and hills, in various ways. Also you can see various battles, amd lively postures of strange figures, expressions on faces, costumes and an infinate number of things, which you can reduce to good integrated form. This happens on such walls and varicoloured stones (which act) like the sound of bells, in whose  pealing you can find every name and word you can imagine.

Do not despise my opinion, when I remind youthat it should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stainsof walls or the ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or likeplaces, in which if you consider them well, youmay find really marvelous ideas.

The mind of the painter is stimulatedto new discoveries, the composition of landscapes the composition of battrles of animals and men, various compositions of landscapes and monsterous things, such as devils and similar things, which may bring you honour, because by indistinct things the mind is stimulated to new inventions.”

I also took one of the photocopies and worked on it with a sharpie emphasising the lines radiating from the focal point and a star seemed to appear



Figure 12 (17 02 08 12) Star, Sharpie on A4 photocopy

I carried on with the sharpie and darkened the whole of the tabletop which threw the objects into greater relief.



Figure 13 (17 02 08 13) Star 2, Sharpie on A4 photocopy

Enough already for tonight, tomorrow I will get some tracing paper and see how that goes.

All the best