|Title||The Eye of the Heart. The paintings of Cecil Collins - ACE067.6|
Collins at home, listening to music. Paintings with Collins saying "…one thing that we are certain about … is that we are all surrounded by a profound mystery and in some strange way we are asked to participate in this mystery and to collaborate with it – and it is the same with painting". Paintings. Collins listening to music. Woodland clearing with Fool reclining at foot of tree and Angel standing nearby. Collins out walking. Intercut shots of various Angels and Fools, Collins and trees, Collins and his wife at the table near the lake. The table and chairs, water, sky. Landscape of the Threshold (1962); "You see, the old legend about the loss of Paradise is correct, but we have to re-win this Paradise, but the second Paradise is greater and more rich than the first Paradise. We know the reality of things when we lose them. It is the absence of the Paradise that is the stimulus of all creation…" Painting with a Fool and an Angel. The Angel of the Flowing Light (1968). Collins painting. "…now modern art has won its victory, has nothing more to revolt against, the energy has gone out of it, and it may have reached bankruptcy… a very important point to reach because now… it has got to be life-giving… I believe my art is that which faces the sun." Painting of sun with face. Caption: "‘There are few who, going to the images, behold in them the realities, and these only with difficulty.’ Plato." Credits.
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