Sunday, January 20, 2008

WS- The Poet King

"My name is Federico Garcia Lorca"

8 x 11.5 mixed media- for Wednesday Stamper challenge "Kings"
molding paste, golden fluid acrylics, glitter,
asst'd. ephemera, B Line rubber stamps

"Great art depends upon a vivid awareness of death, connection with the nation's soil and acknowledgement of the limitations of reason" - Federico Garcia Lorca

For inquiring minds: Federico García Lorca (June 5th, 1898 - August 19, 1936 ) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, also remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. He lived in Granada, Spain. He was a member of the "Generation of '27" an influential group of poets in Spanish literary circles from 1923-1927 with a desire for the Avante Garde art forms. He was close friends with Luis Banuel (known as the father of cinematic surrealism ) and Salvador Dali (Spanish surrealist painter) . He was killed by Nationalist partisans at the age of 38 at the at the start of the Spanish Civil War.

Here is one of his paintings.

...and a poem

Floating Bridges

Oh what a crush of People
Invisible, reborn
Make their way to into this garden
For their eternal rest

Every step we take on earth
Brings us to a new world
Every foot supported
On a floating bridge

I know there is no straight road
No straight road in this world
Only a giant labyrinth
Of intersecting crossroads

And steadily our feet
Keep walking and creating
Like enormous fans
These roads in embryo

Oh garden of white
Oh garden of all I am not
All I could
And should have been

I know there is no straight road
No straight road in this world
Only a giant labyrinth
Of intersecting crossroads

Comprendo que no existe
El camino derecho
Solo un gran labertino
De encrucijadas multiples

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Anonymous said...

Love it. Love the texture up top! Love the drapes!

Sandy said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning. Great art-work. Love it.

Anonymous said...

This is great, love th texture.

John M. Mora said...

Wonderful work - composition is vivid, complex and works so well with subject. The image is just touching and has so much soul. This King must be smiling up there - I would be.

I admire how you use reds.

Anonymous said...

very nice king offering!

Kris Cahill said...

I truly enjoy both of your blogs! I love your banner photos, and the words you have written on them.

This is a beautiful post, and makes me want to read more Lorca. What a great king he makes. Your art piece is fabulous!

Paula J Atkinson said...

Fabulous artwork, love the texture.

Anonymous said...

thanks for introducing us to frederico! love your collage.

Corinne said...

I love that poem. So true, so true!

Mauricio said...

Lorca has great poetry!

Wonderful image, congrats