Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Art Toronto 2010

Art Toronto 2010, the 11th International Art Fair, was held at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto between October 29th and November 1st 2010. 


Here are some moments from Art Toronto 2010 ->Art & Poetry: Art Toronto 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What to give Jupiter

"Give the most beautiful music on earth to Jupiter, the master of the universe"...

...an injunction from the film "The King Dances"  ("Le roi danse") (2000) directed by Gérard Corbiau, a film whose cast includes Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral and Tchéky Karyo.

The subject of the film is the relationship between Louis XIV, the king of France and the composer Jean Baptiste Lully.

I've stumbled upon some scenes from the movie on youtube and I thought its images and music are simply breathtaking.

Here is why:

...and another incarnation of Jupiter in this video-poem by Diana Syder, included after reading Conrad's comment, whom I would like to thank for its discovery.

Friday, December 10, 2010


'Birbal', Akbar mused, 'how many crows do you imagine there are in my kingdom?'
'Jahanpanah,' Birbal replied, 'there are exactly nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine.'
Akbar was puzzled. 'Suppose we have them counted,' he said, 'and there are more than that, what then?'
'That would mean,' Birbal replied, 'that their friends from the neighboring kingdom have come to visit them'.
'And if there are fewer?' 'Then some of ours will have gone abroad to see the wider world.'

(From The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie)

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


                     "Now the hedgerow
Is blanched for an hour with transitory blossom
Of snow, a bloom more sudden
Than that of summer, neither budding nor fading,
Not in the scheme of generation.
Where is the summer, the unimaginable
Zero summer?"

from Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot

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