paying attention: it’s great to take a photograph
& then see things in it one did not notice at the time of shooting . . .
here’s an example – one of my favourite trees in urban Bristol
going round a fairly empty exhibition is such a treat,
a chance to really pay attention:
Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter,
at The RWA, is full of treasures
from Corinna Sargood’s linocuts illustrating
Carter’s Virago Book of Fairytales
(Tattooed Lady) ….
…to Chagall’s The Blue Circus –
in these times of virtual viewing
it’s so easy to overlook the privilege of seeing
original work in RL – an actual Chagall!
some maintain that one of the most tangible
expressions of love is paying attention
the lovely John Berger, who died on 2nd January 2017,
was a man of huge generosity and spirit
who paid deep attention to ways of seeing and thinking.
He said If I’m a story teller it’s because I listen.
an artist who paid a lot of attention to everything around him
over a working life of six decades is Robert Rauschenberg;
there’s an exhibition of his work at Tate Modern ’til April 2nd 2017,
and this 59mn long BBC documentary is an illuminatinging tribute
to both him and his work:
Rauschenberg: American Pop Art Pioneer
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