Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebrarion: Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works Volume 2, Number 2

Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebrarion: Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works Volume 2, Number 2

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ISBN-13: 9781942231493
Publisher: Blake Press
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages.

She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford University Press), which the Boston Globe describes as "a particularly readable and brilliantly and uniquely compiled collection."
She interviewed many leading cultural figures including four Nobel Prize winners such as Saul Bellow and Gunter Grass, and others; Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Diddion, Frances Sagan, Michael Apted, Martin Scorsese, and Wim Wenders. Camber Porter's left over 50 audio recordings of these interviews.
Her novel Badlands, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, was set on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Publishers Weekly stated "a novel of startling, dreamlike lyricism."
A film documenting the creation of the paintings featured in this solo exhibition, entitled The Art of Love, showed regularly on Public Television stations nationally and a collection of her poetry and paintings, also entitled The Art of Love, served as companion to the show.
Camber Porter's paintings have also served as the primary inspiration and as backdrops for several of her theatrical works. She created the backdrops, book, and lyrics for the musical Night Angel, with music by Carmen Moore and was originally performed at Lincoln Center in New York City. She created the book, lyrics, and backdrops for the rock-opera-in-progress, Journey to Benares, with music, direction and choreography by Elizabeth Swados, and was performed at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City in November 2003.
Melinda Camber Porter leaves a prolific and creative legacy with thousands of paintings; over two hundred hours of audio and film interviews with global creative figures in the arts, film and literature; and her tens of thousands of pages of writings: novels, plays, essays, journalism and volumes of poetry. Her creative and spiritual works will be enjoyed for generations.

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages.

She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford University Press), which the Boston Globe describes as "a particularly readable and brilliantly and uniquely compiled collection."
She interviewed many leading cultural figures including four Nobel Prize winners such as Saul Bellow and Gunter Grass, and others; Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Diddion, Frances Sagan, Michael Apted, Martin Scorsese, and Wim Wenders. Camber Porter's left over 50 audio recordings of these interviews.
Her novel Badlands, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, was set on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Publishers Weekly stated "a novel of startling, dreamlike lyricism."
A film documenting the creation of the paintings featured in this solo exhibition, entitled The Art of Love, showed regularly on Public Television stations nationally and a collection of her poetry and paintings, also entitled The Art of Love, served as companion to the show.
Camber Porter's paintings have also served as the primary inspiration and as backdrops for several of her theatrical works. She created the backdrops, book, and lyrics for the musical Night Angel, with music by Carmen Moore and was originally performed at Lincoln Center in New York City. She created the book, lyrics, and backdrops for the rock-opera-in-progress, Journey to Benares, with music, direction and choreography by Elizabeth Swados, and was performed at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City in November 2003.
Melinda Camber Porter leaves a prolific and creative legacy with thousands of paintings; over two hundred hours of audio and film interviews with global creative figures in the arts, film and literature; and her tens of thousands of pages of writings: novels, plays, essays, journalism and volumes of poetry. Her creative and spiritual works will be enjoyed for generations.

Peter Trippi is Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur (www.fineartconnoisseur.com), the bimonthly magazine that serves collectors of figurative painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints dated 1800 through today. He is responsible for each issue's development and implementation, as well as management of contributing editors and writers.

Trippi holds a MA from New York University in Visual Arts Administration, as well as a MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. His 250-page biography of the painter J. W. Waterhouse (1849-1917) was published in 2002 by Phaidon Press (London) and has sold 36,000 copies worldwide, including French and Japanese language editions.

In addition to his work on Fine Art Connoisseur, Trippi operates his own firm, Projects in 19th-Century Art, through which he curates exhibitions, writes articles, essays, and catalogues, juries shows, and presents lectures. His most recent talks have been given at Columbia University School of Continuing Education, College Art Association, Christie's Education, St. Andrews University, and the Boston International Fine Art Fair. In September 2006 he presented a paper on J. W. Waterhouse at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference, held at Purdue University, Indiana. In February 2008, he will co-chair with Martina Droth (Henry Moore Institute, Leeds) a session at the College Art Association's annual conference in Dallas on British art critics c. 1900.

He is currently co-organizing a J. W. Waterhouse retrospective for presentation in 2008-2010 at the Groninger Museum (Netherlands), Royal Academy of Arts (London), and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada).

Before arriving at Fine Art Connoisseur, Trippi was Director of the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York City for three years and also held positions at the Brooklyn Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Association of Art Museum Directors (where he wrote a history of that organization from 1916 to 1991), Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Arts Education Research Center at New York University, and American Arts Alliance in Washington DC.

Trippi contributed two chapters to the catalogue accompanying the exhibition A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1997, organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and published by Abrams). In 2002, he co-founded the innovative, peer-reviewed journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (www.19thc-artworldwide.org). He has served on the boards of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, Historians of British Art, and American Friends of the Attingham Summer School.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebration

Volume 2, Number 2: Melinda Camber Porter Series of Creative Works

Publisher's Note
Table of Contents
List of Plates
Opening Remarks by Dr. Frances Lannon
Foreword by Peter Trippi
Introduction by Melinda Camber Porter
Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebration
First Circle
Second Circle
Third Circle
The Melinda Camber Porter Archive
About
Art
Literature
Film
Journalism
Praise
More Information
Index

List of Watercolors - Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebration
First Circle
No. 01 - You Resurrected Hope
No. 02 - We Broke All Masks
No. 03 - Returned to Pure Dream
No. 04 - Pont du Carrousel
No. 05 - Vertigo
No. 06 - I Can Touch Us Now As If You Are Alive
No. 07 - The World Is Warm Again
No. 08 - Vénus, Le Feu de L'amour
No. 09 - I'm Unable to Move Out of Grief
No. 10 - The Fresh Broke Open
No. 11 - Remembrance of the Resurrection
No. 12 - Then Nature and the Earth Became Kinder
No. 13 - Myselves in You
No. 14 - My Breath Became the Breath of the Spirit
No. 15 - The Dance of Love and Death Entwined. Then I Was Broke Lose From Death's Cold Feel, and Winged in Radiant Light
No. 16 - Then He Left Me and the Night Was Calm
No. 17 - Give Me the Strength to Go on This Journey Second Circle
No. 18 - This Story of Two Worlds
No. 19 - You Will Leave Me in the Salt of My Tears
No. 20 - All the Ecstasy I Never Felt Before, I Felt in You
No. 21 - I Will Not Be Afraid
No. 22 - You Find Infinity
No. 23 - I Saw My Face in Yours
No. 24 - Drown Me in You
No. 25 - Rue de Ponthieu
No. 26 - L'Inde Fantome
No. 27 - Staking Out Territory
No. 28 - Your Breath on Me
No. 29 - Betrayal
No. 30 - Through Bitterness
No. 31 - I Hold You with All My Strength Outside of Loss
No. 32 - Lovers Arising as the Crescent Moon
No. 33 - Bathed in Your Image
No. 34 - Resolution
Third Circle
No. 35 - Merging Within Your Death
No. 36 - Listen to the Dead
No. 37 - Wave upon Wave of My Tears
No. 38 - Le Pont de tes Cuisses. Mère, Amant, Rêve, Mon Rêve
No. 39 - All of My Stray Selves United To Be with You
No. 40 - On the Boundaries of Flesh
No. 41 - La Vierge et L'Amant
No. 42 - Infinity of Existence
No. 43 - As I Paint I Retrieve You
No. 44 - Prayer to Myself
No. 45 - Poem. "Spirit Arising from Imagination"

Index - Luminous Bodies Circles of Celebration
Art of Love series (Camber Porter), xix
Badlands series (Camber Porter), xx
Baudelaire, xxiii
Camber Porter, Melinda bio and list of creative works, , 99-100, 103-110
introduction by, xxii
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, xxvi
Blake, Catherine, xxv
Bonnard, Pierre, xxi
British Museum, The, xxvi
Burne-Jones, Edward, xix, xx
Cezanne, Paul, xxv
Chagall, Marc, xvii
Dali, Salvadore, xxiv
Dante, xxvi
Dantis Amor (Rossetti), xx
Divine Comedy, The (Dante), xxvi
Durer, Albrecht, xxv
Franscesca, Pierra della, xxv
Gauguin, Paul, xx-xxi
Hamlyn, Robin, xviii image, as illumination for words, xviii imagination, power of, xxiv
Journey to Benares (Camber Porter), xx
King Arthur (Irving, Sir Henry), xx
King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (Burne-Jones), xx
L'Inde Fantome (Camber Porter), xxvi
La Semence, xxiv
Laffont, Robert, xxiii
Lannon, Dr. Francis, introduction by, xiii-viv
Michelangelo, xviii, xix
Morris & Co., xx oil, as medium, xvii
Oxford University, xx
Phyllis and Demophoon (Burne-Jones), xx
Pre-Raphaelites, xix rationalism, xix
Redon, Odilon, xxiv
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, xix
Songs of Innocence (Blake), xxiii
Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Blake), xix soul and body, relationship of, xix
Swados, Elizabeth, xx
Trippi, Peter, foreward by, xvii-xxi
Triptych series (Camber Porter), xx
Whirlwind of Lovers (Blake), xxvi
Wickiser, Walter, xviii

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Expecting muted drab charcoal drawings I was taken with the butterfly colors and natural beauty in these pages. Each drawing was capturing the freeing of the spirit. It was poetry in color. The abstract beauty was captivating. Seeing that this was the result of mourning really touched me. What an unusual and comforting way to look at loss. I was provided this book from NetGalley and the publishers. I appreciated finding out about this amazing artist and her view of when the spirit is attempting to leave the body. I am now thirsty to see more of her art and her vision of spirit.