3CF | Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was one of the leading French Symbolist artists of his time. Symbolism, which began as a literary movement, strove to create work that was mysterious, subjective and evocative, terms that very well describe the poetical dream-like work Redon created - may they be pleasant dreams or nightmares. He himself said of his work that its aim was to 'inspire, they do not define. They determine nothing. They place us, just as music does, in the ambiguous world of the indeterminate.' One source of inspiration for Redon was literature: the pictured painting titled 'Oannès' (1905) comes from 'The Temptation of Saint Anthony' (1874) by French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880). Flaubert's novel tells the story of the various temptations by the Devil faced by Saint Anthony in the Egyptian dessert, Oannès being one of the figures that appears before him. Redon found a great source of inspiration in Flaubert's writing and produced multiple albums with lithographs based on Saint Anthony's story, as well as wonderfully dreamlike, colourful paintings such as this one @gemeentemuseum.
3727:09 AM Nov 13, 2018
‘Temptation of St Anthony’, 1552. Chiaroscuro sketch by the master - Paolo Veronese (1528–1588). The saint inhabits rocky surroundings and is attacked by a semi-naked satyr while being importuned by an attractive woman. Veronese was only 24 when he created this astonishing drawing, which was a compositional study for an altarpiece for Mantua Cathedral. He created an oil painting using the same subject matter, although with an even more dramatic composition, and once it had been completed, it remained for a year in his studio unpaid for and uncollected by the man who had commissioned it; Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga. Veronese wrote a letter to the cardinal to complain and a few months later his request was answered; the painting was paid for and transported to the cathedral.
#temptationofsaintanthony#bruegel I had an really eccentric funny aunt. She loved art as well. One time she told me to check this exhibition of Bruegel. It was 23 years ago I was just about to leave Japan. She particularly pointed out this painting and said this exactly representing what she wanted to wish for me, which is my good luck in life. She was an cool aunt. Always keep this post card on my wall making sure fighting with evils👿 endlessly. 😀 #dontgivein and #haveaniceday ！ #聖アントニウスの誘惑#ブリューゲル 私の伯母はとってもエキセントリックな一面を持つ人で大のアート好きでした。23年前に私が日本を長期で後にする直前、絶対にこの展覧会のこの絵を直に見てきてちょうだいと言われて見にいった絵です。伯母曰く、この絵が若い貴方へのはなむけの言葉ということでした。粋な伯母でした。以来買ってきたハガキをいつも部屋に飾って終わりなき😄悪魔からの誘惑👿と対決してます。誘惑に気をつけて #皆さんよい一日を ！ #mywondefulaunt
SAINT ANTHONY P5
God: Ok, Saintony, what made you so noided on the third day?
Tony: You nailed the land and the sea so biblically fine that I couldn't help but get hammered!
God: Jesus, your puns are awful! (chuckles) Aight, so have you found out what your recurring occurrence was?
Tony: It might have had something to do with happiness. That was the ever returning thing: in all that I did I saught happiness.
God: What's that?
Tony: Happiness? God only knows, but I guess it's about being biologically successful.
God: Why not biblically?
Tony: You know better!
God: It's a funny thing all those animals down there still can't get my true nature right: I'm nothing above them, I'm merely above their ego. Superego, that is. Not superorganism.
Tony: That makes us one and the same.
Hence I'm absolutely alone in this damn desert.
"The Temptation of Saint Anthony" by Max Ernst
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SAINT ANTHONY P4
That voluntary noidedness was of great importance and consequence: Saintony died several times, came back to life in most weird ways, shared his wisdom with piligrims and birds, etc.
The key to the hermit head is frequency: how often do certain things occur to us? What are they? Why do they keep coming back? Why do they come in various shapes? Count it all up and see!
The deeper you are into the mist of things, the more shapes those essential thoughts have. Saintony was right to strive for clarity and abandon... yet what exactly?
Civilization? But does it not take a civilized person to crave answers that are most dangerous to human biological success?
Things? But were those not things that he carried in his mind's chest? What are questions if not things?
Desires? Yet what are answers if not fruit of the cravings for knowledge?
Saintony ventured into the WEIRDNESS.
Which leaves us with the good question of what you have to abandon to get there.
"The Temptation of St Anthony" by Hieronymus Bosch.
Caroline Rothwell, "Attendants (after Schongauer)" (2012), Britannia metal, hardware, plywood; Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection. Photo by Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW. .
From the AGNSW catalogue: "Attendants (after Schongauer)" takes its cue from an early but influential engraving by German artist Martin Schongauer "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" (c1470s). This work depicts Saint Anthony in a state of calm while a group of devils claw and club his body, attempting to sabotage his pursuit of religious ascetism. Schongauer imagined these vicious creatures as fanciful hybrids with body parts amalgamated from different classes of animal - wings, horns, beaks, claws, scales and so on. Rothwell's 'attendants' follow in the image of Schongauer's devils, mingling the grotesque and fantastic. However, her gathering of creatures is without an object of malice; perched on plinths (or suspended from above) among a grove of trees, they radiate a sinister but undirected energy. Hence they read as symbols - or perhaps symptoms - of a more general humanistic angst, perpetuated by the status quo of an increasingly unstable world: politically, environmentally, and economically."
#parisdesignweek I enjoy dipping into #restaurant reviews by #JayRayner a man who has been known to wax lyrical about #porkscratchings and therefore a man who should be trusted, at least for some of the time! So, I was quite excited to find his review of #AuPiedDeCochon (At the Pig’s Trotter), @pieddecochon especially as it was just a thirty minute walk from our hotel @eugeneenville Pied de Cochon is a place of celebration of all things porcine, a veritable temple to the #pig and especially of the piggish parts that are far too frequently overlooked! It’s said that the restaurant has no lock on it’s door because it is never closed, staying open as it always has, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a consequence of it’s proximity to the old #LesHalles meat market, which functioned around the clock. Undeniably #French in the way that a French institution should be, it seems constantly busy, chaotic and boasting the obligatory, salivating queue to be seated that adds to the appeal of such places. Here can be found a timelessly classic restaurant style, well-worn, gaudy and effortless with efficient, “seen it all before”, front-of-house staff, old-school waiters, waiting as only French waiters wait, with style, indifference and a wry, warm smile! As my expectation of sampling some real ‘old-fashioned’ #pig based dishes had been raised by Mr. Rayner’s report, my main course simply had to be the famous #TemptationOfSaintAnthony which included breaded pig’s tail, pig’s ear, snout and trotters! (almost everything except the squeak!). St. Anthony is the Patron Saint of #charcutiers and the church of Saint-Eustace close by to Les Halles has associations to him. The dish is a glorious mixture of wobbly gelatinous porkiness, soft, crisp and meaty all at the same time! Long live pig’s trotters and Vive Au Pied de Cochon! #food#cooking#MO18#parisdecooff#maisonobjet#maisonobjet2018#interiordesign