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Colenso Books, Two Books by Jim Potts

    This spinning world  &  Reading the signs by Jim Potts Order direct from the publisher: colensobooks@gmail.com Also available to ord...

Monday, 13 September 2021

Grapevines in the Village


Alas not there to harvest the bountiful crop.

Thanks for the photos, Fantina.

Mikis Theodorakis, IM


I have just remembered a poem I wrote in Addis Ababa in July 1974, published in Corfu Blues (the book) in 2006.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

USA, Roadtrip


A few images from my grandson's road trip across the USA. Just finished. He shared these photos:

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Martin Parr, West Bay. Seaside Photographs. Think of England.

The influential photographs of Martin Parr.

"West Bay was shot in the small Dorset seaside town, in the Summer of 1996. The series marks Martin Parr's first use of his now characteristic combination of ring flash and macro lens. The photographs focus on small details and strange nuances in this typically British seaside resort. The Rocket Press published West Bay in 1997 – Parr's first limited edition artists’ book in which the photographs were accompanied by specially commissioned contemporary poetry. Photographs from this series comprised Parr’s first commercial gallery show in London at Rocket Gallery",


"Think of England is a mosaic of English clich├ęs. From Socks and sandals to telephone boxes; top-hats to bacon sandwiches, Think of England asks, in an overwhelming display of saturated colour and kitsch, what it means to be English. The photographs in this series originate from throughout the 1990s when Martin Parr made countless trips to provincial towns and seaside resorts".


Martin Parr publications:



Tuesday, 17 August 2021

St. George, Portland, Dorset. "Primitive Georgian". Gabriel Max.


Returning from Portland Bill yesterday, I decided to kook inside the redundant church of St. George.

I was intrigued by this print, hanging close to the altar.

It is the work "Jesus Christus" by the Prague-born Gabriel Max (1874), later ennobled as Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (1840-1915). The original painting is known as 
"Le Voile de Veronique", The Veil of Veronica.

It was sold at Christie's for 47,000 Euros:

Related work by other artists:

Monday, 16 August 2021

Paul Nash, documentary film, Landscape from a Dream




A film profile of Paul Nash, who was fascinated by the atmosphere of places and the surreal aspects of landscape.

The film focuses on his fascination with landscape and the 'genius loci', the spirit of the place which he aims to capture in his paintings.