In anticipation of seeing Tom Allen’s “Summerlands” at Telles

I’m uploading some images to whet my appetite and yours.

Caption is on the image. Think about Des Esseintes' turtle in A Rebours. Link "British and European Aesthetes, Decadents and Symbolists" blog with Chapter 5 of Huysmans' novel.

Caption is on the image. Think about Des Esseintes' turtle in A Rebours. Link "British and European Aesthetes, Decadents and Symbolists" blog with Chapter 5 of Huysmans' novel.

Link to Telles Fine Art

Link to Telles Fine Art

A very small sky with two birds at wing, possibly fleeing the wreckage of earth behind them or coming at us from hell above... link to "black-narcissus.com" Allen's website.

A very small sky with two birds at wing, possibly fleeing the wreckage of earth behind them or coming at us from hell above... link to "black-narcissus.com" Allen's website.

To me this painting is a very specific portrait, perhaps of something like driftwood. All the meat has been scraped away by time; these bone dry fibers are become memories. It presents itself in a foursquare manner, it has a landscape - a suggestion of a landscape - behind it and there is nothing between my body, my soul and this... thing. If there be ghosts, indeed. Nicely done Tom. Link to "Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists"

To me this painting is a very specific portrait, perhaps of something like driftwood. All the meat has been scraped away by time; these bone dry fibers are become memories. It presents itself in a foursquare manner, it has a landscape - a suggestion of a landscape - behind it and there is nothing between my body, my soul and this... thing. If there be ghosts, indeed. Nicely done Tom. Link to "Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists"

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