miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2016
NO SÉ DÓNDE FUE
el dispensador dice:
no sé dónde fue,
encontré un lago camino del edén,
estaba solitario... abandonado como con desdén...
a veces los huecos en el espacio-tiempo toman entidad,
sacando las presencias de cada quién...
había un bosque como el que recordé,
no sé de qué árboles se trataban... pero lo amé...
había una fragancia rara, como un "no sé qué"...
tanto perfume me llegaba hasta el alma donde anidé...
quise quedarme para siempre,
la paz es fiel,
no ha abandonado mi espíritu a pesar de...
así es que vengo andando,
no sé por qué,
aunque parezca perdido,
ya me encontré...
he utilizado pinturas como portales del ayer,
sé utilizar los ventanales que nadie ve,
estoy despojado de todo lo que me olvidé,
me han lastimado mucho pero atrás lo dejé...
así es que me acompaño a mí mismo ya ni sé por qué,
estoy feliz de ser yo mismo sin preguntar para qué,
me gusta este lugar donde me ves,
estoy detrás de las piedras pero del revés...
me dicen que debo seguir,
no sé por qué...
la luz jamás está inmóvil eso lo sé,
me impulsan a seguir caminando siempre de a pie,
dicen que me esperan paraísos allá en el edén...
acepto de buen grado y no pregunto el por qué,
soy quien he sido y no quien creen que fue,
así es que impregno de este umbral,
y me voy con fe...
el ángel que me precede,
da testimonio de que la luz sacia la sed.
AGOSTO 10, 2016.-
Albert Foulton Foweraker (British painter) 1873 - 1942
Moonlight: The Lonely Wood, near Penzance, s.d.
watercolour on paper, laid down on board
37.5 x 53.8 cm. (14.75 x 21.13 in.)
signed A.M. Foweraker at the lower right.
titled Moonlight: the lonely wood / (Near Penzance) on the backing board.
Albert Moulton Foweraker was an English painter.
He was educated at Exeter Cathedral School, was an exhibitioner at Cavendish College, Cambridge in 1890, and went on to Christ's College, from where he obtained his Degree in Applied Science in 1893. He obtained First Class Honours, City & Guilds in 1896, and was a qualified Milling Engineer. He was also sometime Demonstrator In Science at Exeter Technical College. He was married in July 1897 to Annie Triphina Coles.
In 1898, he took up art professionally, and between that year and 1912, he exhibited his work regularly. He was made a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1902, and sent 52 paintings to exhibitions at their Galleries in Pall Mall during these years. He also exhibited at several important provincial galleries. He originated an exhibition of works by modern painters at Exeter, which developed into the Devon And Cornwall Fine Art Society.
He moved from Exeter to Lelant, Cornwall in 1902, and travelled frequently to Spain, especially the South during the early 1900s and in the 1920s. He also visited Southern France and North Africa, and produced many paintings from these travels. He was also a very prolific local artist, and painted a very large number of landscapes and local scenes from Devon, Cornwall and, of course, Dorset, to which County he moved in the mid-1920s, living at Northbrook Road, Swanage for many years.
He was fascinated by the effects of certain light on the landscape, particularly moonlight, as his paintings show. He is known for his use of the colour blue, and his moonlight paintings of people carrying lanterns and light shining from windows are much sought after.
He appeared to have been very interested in the RMS Titanic disaster of 1912, particularly in the Enquiries subsequently held, apparently suspecting suppression of certain information. In 1940 he made a Codicil to his Will, leaving various documents and papers relating to these matters, to the British Museum. The artist died in January 1942 at Swanage, at the age of 68, and is buried in Godlingston Cemetery, Ulwell, Swanage.
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Foweraker’s landscape paintings and watercolours are characterized by an interest in light effects, particularly moonlight, and many of his works are dominated by an intense blue tonality. As one modern scholar has noted, ‘Collectors would, without hesitation, describe Albert Moulton Foweraker...as primarily a watercolourist, and his twilight depictions of Spanish and English towns and villages are highly regarded...For watercolour subjects, Foweraker unsurprisingly painted a number of semi-rural scenes in the locality of his home in Carbis Bay, and in nearby Lelant, but he was also fond of exploring the coastline, capturing reflections in pools in the sand underneath craggy cliffs. However, he developed a special talent for twilight scenes...These mood pieces must have tapped into the same market as the moonrises of his oil painting colleagues and clearly proved popular, as Foweraker concentrated on such twilight scenes to a significant degree.’