Friday, July 17, 2009

the appearance of the idea of the universe...

bonnardsuniverse

"it is the things close at hand that give the idea of the universe as the human eye sees it, a universe which can be undulated concave or convex..."

pierre bonnard

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3 Comments:

Blogger ArtSparker said...

As above, so below.

9:09 AM  
Blogger billygomberg said...

cole swensen wrote a lovely book of poems under the influence of bonnard's painting:

http://www.alicejamesbooks.org/glass_age.html

as with just about all of her writing, I recommend it!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Adam Farcus said...

"I have been reading comparative cosmology. At this time most cosmologists favor the picture of the evolving universe described by Lemaitre and Gamov. But I prefer a suggestion made years ago by Valéry - Paul Valéry. He set forth the notion that the universe might be 'head-shaped.'"

Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk

5:37 PM  

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