The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #10


The Connoisseur (1962)

8 comments :

richat said...

Wow, I really like this one. Imagine painting someone else's painting into YOUR painting. COOL.

azfad said...

very clever - i like.

Sid Smith said...

Never seen this one before. Clever stuff indeed!

Rhys Ziemba said...

Meta. (the highest praise available from my autonomous cyborg art crit. software)

Ann oDyne said...

RichAT (above) - he's done it before - check #4 in this series.

he is as good as Rembrandt Van Rijn.

In 1965 he painted The KKKlan - search for 'Southern Justice' - Mr Rockwell was certainly a versatile painter.

marietta said...

Wenn das hohe und erhabene Kunst sein soll,wie sie auch Jackson Pollock & Co und viele Andere geschaffen haben,wie sollte man dan die Bemalung der "Sixtinischen Kapelle" bezeichnen?.Eine ketzerische Frage,die schon einmal jemandem gestellt habe,allerdings ohne Antwort.

marietta said...

Auf diese kindliche Frage gibts keine gescheite Anwort,ohne ins Philosofieren in unendlichen Naechten zu kommen.Andere Frage hat Boo Diddley seinen so einzigartigen unverkennbaren Rythmus selbst kreiert?

marietta said...

Um bei der Musik zu bleiben,irgendwo wurde vergessen,auf Les Paul u.Mary Fords" Johnny is the Boy for me",aufmerksam zu machen.