About Goff James

Goff James’ work presents a study of seemingly contrasting forces in art, photography, poetry and writing.

Paintings – Poetry – Quotation – Tuesday’s Round-up Read and View – A selection by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Annemarie Baldauf, The End Tangram, 2017

Source Attribution  https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-The-End-Tangram/315652/3439381/view

Senryū Attribution Goff James – Chilled Drinks Cabinet, Craving for the Past, Heartbreak’s Shadows Cling

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Painting 2 Attribution © Dumitrache Ciprian, The Story of a Secret Love, 2015

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-THE-STORY-OF-A-SECRET-LOVE/415084/2537122/view

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Spotlight Art – The Story of a Secret Love – Painting of the day by Dumitrache Ciprian

The image depicts a painting titled The Story of a Secret Love by the artist Dumitrache Ciprian. The work is an abstract painting composed of fragmented shapes superimposed one upon each other in colours of yellow blue, green white and grey on a black background..

Painting Attribution © Dumitrache Ciprian, The Story of a Secret Love, 2015

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Spotlight Poetry – The Lesson – A poem by Edward Lucie-Smith

The image depicts a painting titled The End Tangram by the artist Annemarie Baldauf. The work is a  semi-abstract figurative painting in which is found a tangram filled with a mother holding a baby, picture of the mother as a child and a picture of another child. The colour pallette is very low key and the whole composition is imbued with the fragrance of death. The image supports the poem The Lesson written by the poet Edward Lucie-Smith.
© Annemarie Baldauf, The End Tangram, 2017

The Lesson by Edward Lucie-Smith

‘Your father’s gone,’ my bald headmaster said.
His shiny dome and brown tobacco jar

Splintered at once in tears. It wasn’t grief.
I cried for knowledge which was bitterer
Than any grief. For there and then I knew
That grief has its uses—that a father dead

Could bind the bully’s fist a week or two;
And then I cried for shame, then for relief.

I was a month past ten when I learnt this:
I still remember how the noise was stilled

In school-assembly when my grief came in
Some goldfish in a bowl quietly sculled
Around their shining prison on its shelf.
They were indifferent. All the other eyes

Were turned towards me. Somewhere in myself
Pride, like a goldfish, flashed a sudden fin.

Poem Attribution © Edward Lucie-Smith, The Lesson

Source Attribution https://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php%3Fdate=2001%252F03%252F07.html

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Painting Attribution © Annemarie Baldauf, The End Tangram, 2017

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Paintings – Poetry – Music – Quotation – Monday’s Round-up Read, View and Listen – A selection by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Ellis Ostrowska, Music of Florence, (Date Unstated)

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Senryū Attribution, Goff James, His Songs and Her Songs, Without Any Name

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Painting 2 Attribution © Ana Golovic, Emptiness, 2019

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Music 1 Attribution © Antonio Vivaldi, Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293 “L’autunno” – II. Adagio molto, London Symphony Orchestra

Video Attribution London Symphony Orchestra

Source Attribution  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f-ZtW0S6KI

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Spotlight Art – Emptiness – Painting of the day by Ana Golovic

The image depicts a painting titled Emptiness by the artist Ana Golovic. The work is a monotoned semi-abstract landscape painting depicting a vast empty space painted in tones of black white and grey. The top left hand quarter of the painting appears a torn segment coming away from the canvas. The work is imbued with the sense of a state of anxiety and loneliness.

Painting Attribution © Ana Golovic, Emptiness, 2019

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Emptiness/1038702/7423401/view

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