measuring blueness

Delving into Blue(ts) Today I have been reading about cyanometry and the cyanometer. CYANOMETRY: The study and measurement of the blueness of light; the measurement of intensity of blue light, especially of the blue of the sky. The cyanometer is attributed to Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740–99), a Swiss physicist and geologist, famous for his studies of the…

(creative?!???) MESS, or: a state of confusion and disorderliness

I’ve started working on a short essay on Maggie Nelson’s Bluets. the book keeps popping up in my imagination, so I’ve decided to try to write myself through my fascination. As for now I haven’t got any written stuff to show you, but this is what my desk looks like at the moment: in comparison…

art on art

Maggie Nelson wrote Bluets under the influence of – amongst others – Joan Mitchell. Bluets is a good example on how art inspires more art, and on interconnectedness (which again verge at the literary term intertextuality) within a larger field of art, transgressing both genre and time. The work below is an explicit re-staging of…

two interesting notes on painting and a personal comment

a short follow up on Les Bluets these words on Mitchell Philip Hartigan: Painting is its own justification. Lydia Davis: I became willing to allow aspects of the painting to remain mysterious, and I became willing to allow aspects of other problems to remain unsolved as well, and it was this new tolerance for, and…

you don’t need a solution

As mentioned, I continued on from Red to Blue. And on my way I not only discovered the intriguing work of Maggie Nelson, but I also bumped into Jessica Myszka Lewis, who has done a fantastic visual project based on Bluets. Have a look here Myszka Lewis: You Don’t Need a Solution (2012) This project was born…

… a leap from red to blue

After having spent several bewildering & enchanting days in company of Carson’s Autobiography of Red, I’m moving on to blue, or more precisely Bluets. Bluets, by Maggie Nelson is (if I am to be honest), in its own ways, just as amazing as Carson’s Red. This is how the publisher presents Bluets: A lyrical, philosophical, and often…