Monday, 16 January 2017

Blue Guitar



Wallace Stevens wrote a poem called The Man with the Blue Guitar. 

The Man with the Blue Guitar,The Emperor of Ice Cream and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird are possibly his three most famous poems. 

Not long ago there was a painting of a Blue Guitar in mumok. The work showed the artist Hockney drawing a blue guitar.

Here is my photo, especially for you Rachel: 



David Hockney - Blue Guitar (detail) 


7 comments:

  1. Self-portrait with Blue Guitar. I have it in my Catalogue 2007 National Portrait Gallery David Hockney Portraits in front of me now having just popped upstairs for it. These are the Hockneys I love most. Thank you for bringing it all back to me. The Wallace Stevens poem is worth reading again too I am sure you will agree..

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    1. I agree. I'm going to read it now, this very moment! And then I'm going to reread the other two I mentioned. I feel a triptych in the offing. Maybe I'll dream it. Glad to bring happy memories back.

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  2. There you go, I'm an absolute waste on poems, but now I really have to look these up, I loved that painting so I just need to read the poem. Thank you, Gwil, very wide range of subjects on your posts!!

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    1. Enjoy them for what they bring to your mind. The wonderful images. The ideas. The suggestions. Academics analyse them to death. This is the wrong way.

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  3. __ I think I may have seen this below... but then, there are so many Hockney works. _m

    this forest
    wearing a hat
    no birds

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    1. American blackbirds have some red on them if I remember correctly from the time they all out of the sky. Europeans are black with yellow beaks. Maybe I'll have to paint both. And in the same picture :)

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    2. the time they all "dropped" out of the sky that should read

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