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I recently came across a painting by Leonora Carrington, Ab eo quod, 1956.

A commentary on this states :-

An embroidered fire screen bears the Latin words "Ab eo quod nigram caudum habet abstine terrestrium enim decorum est", which is a fragment from the Ascensus Nigrum, an obscure alchemical text from 1351. This roughly translates as: “Keep away from anything with a black tail, indeed, this is the beauty of the earth.”

Does anyone have any information on this text the Ascensus Nigrum ?

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Quotation is wrong. Try Googling for "quod nigram caudam habet".

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adammclean wrote:
I recently came across a painting by Leonora Carrington, Ab eo quod, 1956.

A commentary on this states :-

An embroidered fire screen bears the Latin words "Ab eo quod nigram caudum habet abstine terrestrium enim decorum est", which is a fragment from the Ascensus Nigrum, an obscure alchemical text from 1351. This roughly translates as: “Keep away from anything with a black tail, indeed, this is the beauty of the earth.”

Does anyone have any information on this text the Ascensus Nigrum ?



Leonora Carrington exhibition in Dublin:

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/leonora-carrington-the-mythical-world-of-a-rediscovered-surrealist-1.1532194


http://www.imma.ie/en/page_236722.htm

Also see:

http://christiengholson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/world-of-leonora-carrington-part-ii.html

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The Chrysopeia of Mary the Jewess by Leonora Carrington, 1964.

 

http://onesurrealistaday.com/post/33531240111/the-chrysopeia-of-mary-the-jewess

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Paul Ferguson wrote:
adammclean wrote:
I recently came across a painting by Leonora Carrington, Ab eo quod, 1956.

A commentary on this states :-

An embroidered fire screen bears the Latin words "Ab eo quod nigram caudum habet abstine terrestrium enim decorum est", which is a fragment from the Ascensus Nigrum, an obscure alchemical text from 1351. This roughly translates as: “Keep away from anything with a black tail, indeed, this is the beauty of the earth.”

Does anyone have any information on this text the Ascensus Nigrum ?



Leonora Carrington exhibition in Dublin:

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/leonora-carrington-the-mythical-world-of-a-rediscovered-surrealist-1.1532194


http://www.imma.ie/en/page_236722.htm

Also see:

http://christiengholson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/world-of-leonora-carrington-part-ii.html


Catalogue can be pre-ordered from here:

http://www.artbook.com/9781938922206.html

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Talk about Carrington at the Warburg.

Saturday October 25 2014

2pm – 3pm

Invitation, Invocation and Manifestation

Prof. Susan Aberth (Bard College)

"From her first widely exhibited work, Inn of the Dawn Horse (Self Portrait), executed while only twenty-one in 1938, the artist Leonora Carrington used the act of painting to invoke and harness unseen forces. Through the depiction of communion with and between animals, the presentation of altars containing ritual sacrifices, or the drawing of magic circles and other geometric patterns, Carrington’s work often serves as a perpetual summoning of the divine to manifest. Celtic goddesses, spirits of the departed, the Sidhe of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and other chthonic and ancient entities are called forth to serve unknown purposes or perhaps simply to demonstrate their continued existence and intervention in our supposedly secular times. This talk will focus on works in various media that best illustrate this aspect of Carrington’s oeuvre."

http://fulgur.co.uk/image/events/image-warburg-full-programme/




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