Sunday, October 19, 2003

saturday seurat

driving round alexandra avenue along the yarra yesterday in the late afternoon of a warm spring day with the soft light like seurat in the shadows and the keen green of the exotics, the balmy air of the drop dead beauty of this postcard vista caught our breath.
I suppose to so juxstapose may be deemed colonial but oh well.

Comments: saturday seurat

Has Seurat ever been to Melbourne? That's amazingly similar.
Posted by Tony.T at October 19, 2003 09:09 PM

Good to see some imagery.
The trick now is to work the image into the poetics. Now that would be really groundbreaking in the weblog world.

On another note: why colonial?
It's a montage.
It's post-modern inter-texuality.
its photography v painting.
it's realism versus impressionism.
Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at October 19, 2003 09:42 PM

Nicely done!
Posted by fredf at October 20, 2003 11:04 AM

T - yes but he forgot his camera.

Gary - I meant the consciousness may seem colonial (or is that post-colonial) in the urge to compare, the so-called "'superstitious valuation' of Europe" - that would seek seurat and the seine or the thames in our antipodean vistas.
Or as Barry Humphrey's wrote:
"Our gorgeous modern cities so famed throughout the earth,
The Paris end of Collins Street, the Melbourne end of Perth."

Technically I like those descriptions though. I was hoping that the po-mo factor may over-ride the po-co.

- and thanks, Fred.
Posted by boynton at October 20, 2003 11:06 AM

In Australia
where light is bright
one must use
a Dag-O-Type
Posted by Tony.T at October 20, 2003 02:06 PM

Mr. T. you are hereby sentenced to 10 years hard labour as Bracksie's P.A. for that. C'est da guerre. (Brumby minor made me say that and then ran away.)
Posted by Sedgwick at October 23, 2003 01:11 PM

Actually I think T and Brumby should compose odes together in camera.
Posted by boynton at October 23, 2003 01:39 PM

You've just earned yourself 15 years for that. (Don't take that as a negative comment. Focus on the positive.)

Didn't know T was bi-cameral.
Posted by Sedgwick at October 23, 2003 02:41 PM

well he's looking to buy a camera I believe...

& any more bad punning and we'll all be sequestered until the next sesquicentenary
Posted by boynton at October 23, 2003 03:11 PM

Kay Seurat-Seurat.
Posted by Sedgwick at October 23, 2003 04:23 PM

... anyway, Tony the Teacher started it all. As always I bleam the teechirs. Spell check.
Posted by Sedgwick at October 23, 2003 04:27 PM

It's anyone elses folt.
Posted by Tony.T at October 24, 2003 09:54 AM

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