8 January 2013

Colours

As I'm writing this there are many bush fires burning around Australia. Apparently the beginning of 2013 has also broken temperature records.

I just got back from a hiking trip. I left my book on the beach over night (we watched a red moon rise in the horizon, hazy from fires in tasmania) and woke up to find it completely full of sand. Each page was jammed slightly open.

 

"There are many colours now, but only four colours were used by the great greek painters. Everything was superior when there were fewer resources... What people are really interested in now are the lifelike portraits of gladiators. Everything is but a shadow of a golden past. The colours will fade in the twilight of history"

Derek Jarman - Chroma