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    CONFLATION: Rembrandt

    Some artists, notably and famously Rembrandt, the most important in Dutch history, painted self-portraits which in their unique way form an intimate autobiography, one without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.1 Some writers and poets try to do the same. Certainly that is one of my autobiographical aims in my five volumes of memoirs. Like Rembrandt, I interpret sacred and metaphorical history, its new myth for a new age in the light of my human experience. My emotional and intellectual response to this history and its sacred text, based on my belief in the truths of its religion as revelation is found in prose-poem after prose-poem and in volumes of my prose. Experience, reason and belief have been and are for me, as far as was and is possible within my limitations, a unity in multiplicity.–Ron Price with thanks to 1E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, Phaidon 1995, p.420.

    For you, Rembrandt, portraiture
    was a primary theme and so it is
    for me, but my work, conflation
    of autobiographical prose-poetry
    does not embody democratic,
    republican sentiment as yours
    did in France in the 19th century
    but a democratic theocracy that
    has just stuck its head above the
    ground, energized slowly in the
    womb of a travailing age and in
    a fully institutionalized indeed
    routinized charismatic Force
    with a dynamic and fascinating
    role to play in the unification,
    plantelization of humankind at
    this climacteric of history in the
    four epochs that are my very life.

    Ron Price
    10 July 2008
    married for 48 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 16, and a Baha'i for 56(in 2015).


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    i have enjoyed you poetry. thank you for sharing it. I was interesting to think about with my morning coffee

    question... wasn't rembrandt dutch? not french?
    I know rubens traveled. but I don't remember that rembrandt did, or that he was particularly revered in 19th century France as an embodyment of republican sentiment

    and I am confused by the word "Plantelization"

    although if you wished to critique in my Sketchbook
    (see link below)
    I would be honoured

    chaosrocks
    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

    Sketch book

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...ight=chaos%27s

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    Apologies chaosrocks

    Apologies, chaosrocks, for taking nearly a year to respond to your post, but I only just saw what you wrote tonight. I appreciated your thoughtful response and I will try and make what I hope are some helpful/useful remarks on your work as you have encouraged me to do. Planetization is a word which I first came across in a book entitled "The Future of Mankind" by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.(1959, Harper and Rowe). You can google it for more information.
    -Ron Price, Tasmania
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    P.S. Yes, he was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history.
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    married for 48 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 16, and a Baha'i for 56(in 2015).

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