odes guyard, got this book several years ago from a paris dealer. he said it was from the first half of the 19th century but unable to provide more information on the book. the book has a name stamp of adrien colleye on the first page, indicating that it once probably belonged to the artist adrien colleye. not much is known about this artist either. there is no record of a book named odes guyard. after some research it seems to be an incomplete copy of odes d’anacreon, published around 1820’s, with litho illustrations by girodet de roucy-trioson….playing book detective can be fun!

odes guyard, got this book several years ago from a paris dealer. he said it was from the first half of the 19th century but unable to provide more information on the book. the book has a name stamp of adrien colleye on the first page, indicating that it once probably belonged to the artist adrien colleye. not much is known about this artist either. there is no record of a book named odes guyard. after some research it seems to be an incomplete copy of odes d’anacreon, published around 1820’s, with litho illustrations by girodet de roucy-trioson….playing book detective can be fun!


why is it that something can be transparent green but not transparent white?
transparency and reflection exist only in the dimension of depth of a visual image.
the impression that the transparent medium makes is that something lies behind the medium. if the visual image is thoroughly monochromatic it cannot be transparent.
- l. wittgenstein 

why is it that something can be transparent green but not transparent white?

transparency and reflection exist only in the dimension of depth of a visual image.

the impression that the transparent medium makes is that something lies behind the medium. if the visual image is thoroughly monochromatic it cannot be transparent.

- l. wittgenstein 


la mort de circé ou la revanche du cochon, 1928, with 12 drawings by french art deco artist paul iribe. paul iribe (1883-1935) was coco chanel’s collaborator and on-and-off lover. iribe was nationalistic in politics and conservative in art taste. in this book you can see he was making fun of dada and cubism, in his eyes symbols of bad taste in contemporary art.

la mort de circé ou la revanche du cochon, 1928, with 12 drawings by french art deco artist paul iribe. paul iribe (1883-1935) was coco chanel’s collaborator and on-and-off lover. iribe was nationalistic in politics and conservative in art taste. in this book you can see he was making fun of dada and cubism, in his eyes symbols of bad taste in contemporary art.

of two places in my surroundings which i see in one sense as being the same color, in another sense, the one can seem to me white and the other grey.

to me in one context this color is white in a poor light, in another it is grey in good light.

these are propositions about the concept ‘white’ and ‘grey’.

- l. wittgenstein

of two places in my surroundings which i see in one sense as being the same color, in another sense, the one can seem to me white and the other grey.

to me in one context this color is white in a poor light, in another it is grey in good light.

these are propositions about the concept ‘white’ and ‘grey’.

- l. wittgenstein