István Orosz ( UTISZ) - 'Velazquez spectaculum” (2002).
Paraphrasis of the painting by Diego Velázquez: Las Meninas (1656)
К. Вениамин. Ванитас. Коллаж, 2014.
C. Benjamin. Vanitas. Collage, 2014.
Fans photographing Elizabeth Taylor on the beach by Willy Rizzo, France 1950.
A Devonshire Orchard by John Maler Collier
Le Commissaire from the Ballet de la Blanque, 1614
Brown ink and watercolour over an underdrawing in black chalk on laid paper
Overall: 32.5 x 21.1 cm
Gift of Dr. Daniel Lowe, 1989
© 2014 Art Gallery of Ontario
"The Boy Who Didn’t Deserve to be Happy"
There once was a boy who didn’t deserve to be happy
Joy and glee aren’t allowed, for they are too sappy.
He walks out in the rain, so the world can see his pain
Eternally being sad is how he keeps sane.
Wandering around, trudging with gloominess and woe
He thinks “today is the worst day since one day ago”
After an afternoon being miserable, he goes home again
To spend the evening being uncomfortable in his own skin
Guilt and despair fill his thoughts, frying his nerves
Constantly reminding himself it’s just what he deserves.
He finally falls asleep, caught in the endless loop of his mind
Cursed to live life with a brain that is particularly unkind.
(Starring Donald Townsend of the great Momentary-Poems.tumblr.com!)
Marina Abramović, Dozing Consciousness from the series Balkan Baroque, 1997. Video documentation of a performance; 60 min.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder c. 1563
Tower of Babel (detail)